NHSRCL finishes 75 km pier work of MAHSR

01 Aug 2022

National High-Speed Rail Corporation (NHSRCL) has completed the 75 km pier work of an under-construction high-speed rail line connecting India’s economic hub Mumbai with the city of Ahmedabad. Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail Corridor (MAHSR) will be India’s first high-speed rail line. The construction of this rail project is expected to be completed by December 2023.

In 2013, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between the Ministry of Railways and the Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer Français (SNCF), the French national railways, for technical cooperation in the field of railways. Both agreed to carry out jointly an “operations and development” feasibility project on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad high-speed rail corridor.

Moreover, due to delays in acquiring land in Maharashtra, a completion date for the whole corridor is uncertain, though the 352km stretch through Gujarat may open in 2027. A stretch of 50 km (31 mi), from Surat to Bilimora, is expected to be completed by 2026.

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