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Media Brief: Contract Agreement Signed for Electrification Works for Bullet Train Project (MAHSR Corridor)

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In a major step towards progress in the execution of the Mumbai Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail (MAHSR) Project, NHSRCL has signed a contract agreement with M/s Sojitz & L&T Consortium for executing Electrical works under the EW-1 package in presence of MD/NHSRCL, Directors, seniors officers of NHSRCL and representatives from MLIT Japan (Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism), JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency), Japanese embassy and Japan HSR Electric Engineering Company.

The signing of contract agreement sets a benchmark for enhanced collaboration for the first bullet train operation in India based on the Japanese Shinkansen technology.

EW-1 works include the Design, Manufacture, Supply, Construction, Installation, Testing and Commissioning of 2 x 25 kV Electrification Systems suitable for speeds up to 320 km/h, involving Japanese Shinkansen system-based traction power supply.

They include Traction Substations (TSS) -14 Nos., Sectioning Post (SP)- 11 Nos., Sub-Sectioning Post (SSP)- 19 Nos., and Auto Transformer Post (ATP)- 1 No., Overhead Equipment (OHE): Mainline: 508 route km , double line and 3 depots: Surat, Sabarmati & Thane, Elaborate Distribution System with a 11 kV backbone and more than 125 substations and Associated Civil Utility Buildings, Training Institute Equipment, etc. for the entire MAHSR corridor of around 508 kms.

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