New Delhi: India’s first-bullet train project from Mumbai to Ahmedabad gets delayed beyond 2028. As per reports, only 30 per cent of the project has been completed so far.
The construction of the project was started five years ago, and as per Ministry of Railways reports, the project had completed just 30.15 per cent by the end of last year.
Ashwini Vaishnaw, Railway Minister informed Parliament, “Till now, out of the total 352km elevated viaduct, approximately 257km of piling, 180km of foundation, 155km of the pier and 37km of girder launching have been completed in Gujarat and Dadra and Nagar Haveli.”
According to officials, the Gujarat section of the high-speed corridor is 35.23 per cent complete, while the Maharashtra section is only 19.65 per cent complete.
According to Minster data pile work on 272.89 km has been completed, accounting for approximately 56.34 per cent of the civil works. While 170.56 km of piers are being built, 45.40 km of girders have been installed.
The key 21-kilometre-long tunnel work in Mumbai has also failed to begin. According to current estimates, the tunnel’s construction will take around 5 years to complete. The tunnel will be built between the subterranean station at Bandra-Kurla Complex and Shilphata in Maharashtra, with the undersea tunnel passing through Thane Creek. It would also feature India’s first 7-kilometre-long undersea tunnel.
The first Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail Project (MAHSR) or Bullet Train in India will travel 508 kilometres and is expected to cost roughly Rs 108,000 crore. It would travel at a maximum speed of 320 mph and can cover the entire distance between Mumbai and Ahmedabad in just 127 minutes.