NHSRCL, IRCON Int inks track package contract for MAHSR project
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NHSRCL, IRCON Int inks track package contract for MAHSR project

The contract for Track Package T-2 of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail (MAHSR) Corridor has been signed between the National High-Speed Railway Corporation Ltd (NHSRCL) and IRCON International Ltd.

On January 21, 2022, NHSRCL held a contract signing event.

Miyamoto Shingo, Minister of the Japanese Embassy, and Mr Saito Mitsunori, Chief Representative of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) India, were virtually present at the event.

This is the first track contract under the MAHSR project to be completed. The T-two package comprises around 47% of the MAHSR project's entire alignment of 508 km from the Maharashtra-Gujarat border to Vadodara, Gujarat.

This package's scope of work comprises the design, supply, and construction of the track and track-related works, as well as testing and commissioning. Japan Railway Track Consultants (JRTC) and Japan Railway Technical Service (JARTS), two Japanese entities, will collaborate closely with T-2 contractor IRCON International Ltd.

For track design work, Japan Railway Track Consultants (JRTC) will serve as a Nominated Sub Contractor. Japan Railway Technical Service (JARTS) would organise and mobilise Japanese professionals with extensive experience and competence in Shinkansen construction works to provide Training & Certification and Advisory services to the Indian side.

Speaking on this occasion, Miyamoto Shingo, Minister, Embassy of Japan in India said that the MAHSR project is a symbol of Japan-India cooperation, introducing Japan's High-Speed Rail technology to India's first High-Speed Rail project. Indian contractors will be able to receive technology transfers from Japanese authorities as part of the MAHSR track packages.

Japan and India will continue to walk hand in hand till the project is completed. This collaboration between Japan and India would not only secure the Transfer of Technology from Japan's high-speed rail system to India but will also help India's Make in India push.

Since 2017, JICA has provided Official Development Assistance (ODA) loans totalling Japanese yen (JPY) 250,000 million approximately Rs 18,000 crore to support the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail project.

The project's goal is to create a high-frequency mass transportation system by building the High-Speed Rail between Mumbai and Ahmedabad, which will use Japan's Shinkansen technology commonly known as the Bullet Train to improve India's mobility and contribute to regional economic development.

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Also read: NHSRCL prepares DPR for 766 km Mumbai-Nagpur bullet train

Also read: Indian Railways expedites viaduct construction for MAHSR

The contract for Track Package T-2 of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail (MAHSR) Corridor has been signed between the National High-Speed Railway Corporation Ltd (NHSRCL) and IRCON International Ltd. On January 21, 2022, NHSRCL held a contract signing event. Miyamoto Shingo, Minister of the Japanese Embassy, and Mr Saito Mitsunori, Chief Representative of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) India, were virtually present at the event. This is the first track contract under the MAHSR project to be completed. The T-two package comprises around 47% of the MAHSR project's entire alignment of 508 km from the Maharashtra-Gujarat border to Vadodara, Gujarat. This package's scope of work comprises the design, supply, and construction of the track and track-related works, as well as testing and commissioning. Japan Railway Track Consultants (JRTC) and Japan Railway Technical Service (JARTS), two Japanese entities, will collaborate closely with T-2 contractor IRCON International Ltd. For track design work, Japan Railway Track Consultants (JRTC) will serve as a Nominated Sub Contractor. Japan Railway Technical Service (JARTS) would organise and mobilise Japanese professionals with extensive experience and competence in Shinkansen construction works to provide Training & Certification and Advisory services to the Indian side. Speaking on this occasion, Miyamoto Shingo, Minister, Embassy of Japan in India said that the MAHSR project is a symbol of Japan-India cooperation, introducing Japan's High-Speed Rail technology to India's first High-Speed Rail project. Indian contractors will be able to receive technology transfers from Japanese authorities as part of the MAHSR track packages. Japan and India will continue to walk hand in hand till the project is completed. This collaboration between Japan and India would not only secure the Transfer of Technology from Japan's high-speed rail system to India but will also help India's Make in India push. Since 2017, JICA has provided Official Development Assistance (ODA) loans totalling Japanese yen (JPY) 250,000 million approximately Rs 18,000 crore to support the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail project. The project's goal is to create a high-frequency mass transportation system by building the High-Speed Rail between Mumbai and Ahmedabad, which will use Japan's Shinkansen technology commonly known as the Bullet Train to improve India's mobility and contribute to regional economic development. Image Source Also read: NHSRCL prepares DPR for 766 km Mumbai-Nagpur bullet train Also read: Indian Railways expedites viaduct construction for MAHSR

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