National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited awards second contract (related to track works) for supply and construction of track and track related works for Double Line High Speed Railway between Vadodara and Sabarmati Depot and Workshop in the State of Gujarat (MAHSR T-3 Package) to M/S Larsen & Toubro Limited at a total approximate cost of INR 3141 Cr.
The ballast-less slab Track system as used in Japanese HSR (Shinkansen) will be used on India’s first HSR project (MAHSR). Japan Railway Track Consultant Co. Limited (JRTC) has provided the detailed design and drawing of major HSR track components like RC Track bed, Track slab arrangement and continuous welded rail (CWR) forces etc. for the contract.
Earlier, First contract for track works between Vapi and Vadodara was awarded to M/s IRCON International Limited on 24.12.2021. These contracts will boost the Make in India initiative as both the contracts have been awarded to Indian companies.
With the award of this contract, NHSRCL has awarded civil & track works for the complete MAHSR section in Gujarat i.e. 352 km out of total 508 km.