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Revolutionizing Infrastructure! Sabarmati Rolling Stock Depot for Bullet Train Project - An Example of Sustainability and Efficiency

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The Mumbai Ahmedabad Bullet Train Project, a symbol of modern infrastructure, is set to usher in a new era of sustainability and efficiency with the development of the Sabarmati Rolling Stock Depot.

Designed to seamlessly integrate with the operational needs of the Bullet Train Project, the Sabarmati Rolling Stock Depot encompasses state-of-the-art facilities aimed at both light and heavy maintenance of trainsets. Spread across an impressive 83 hectares, it is the largest of the three depots and is equipped with cutting-edge equipment including inspection bays, washing plants, workshops, sheds, and stabling lines. The Sabarmati Depot stands as a beacon of innovation, drawing inspiration from depots in Japan.

The depot features 4 (four) inspection lines and 10 stabling lines, with plans for expansion to 8 (eight) inspection lines and 29 stabling lines in the future. Additionally, specialized facilities such as bogie exchange lines and general inspection lines have been incorporated to ensure comprehensive maintenance capabilities.

Key highlights of the Sabarmati Rolling Stock Depot include:

  • A dedicated test track for post-overhaul testing of trainsets, ensuring optimal performance before deployment on the mainline
  • Industrial sheds of unprecedented scale, providing ample space for maintenance and overhaul activities
  • Centralized control facilities for efficient train shunting operations and overall depot management
  • From dining rooms and canteens to auditoriums and training facilities, the depot offers a holistic environment for staff and personnel

In line with sustainable practices, the Sabarmati Depot incorporates eco-friendly initiatives such as rainwater harvesting and wastewater recycling. Rooftop rainwater harvesting and bore well water will fulfil depot's water requirements, while modern sewage and effluent treatment plants ensure responsible management of waste.

Furthermore, the depot is equipped for the segregation, compaction, and proper handling of garbage generated both onboard trains and within the depot premises, underscoring its commitment to save environment.

The depot sheds and buildings are being designed so that solar panels can be installed in future. The Sabarmati Depot alone will have the potential of solar power generation of around 14 MW.

With a forward-looking approach, the Sabarmati Rolling Stock Depot is not just an example of technological prowess but also a blueprint for sustainable infrastructure development. As construction progresses, the depot to play a pivotal role in the success of the Mumbai Ahmedabad Bullet Train Project, setting new standards for efficiency, reliability, and environmental responsibility.

Construction update on Sabarmati Rolling Stock Depot

-  Earthwork has been completed for the depot

-  The foundation works and RCC works for the administrative building are in progress

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