The first High Speed Rail corridor to be implemented in the Country, with technical and financial assistance of Government of Japan, has been identified from Mumbai to Ahmedabad. With total twelve stations in the States of Maharashtra, Gujarat and Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli, the corridor will have a length of 508.17 Km. Where high speed rail will cover 155.76 kms in the state of Maharashtra (7.04 Kms in Mumbai sub-urban, 39.66 kms in Thane district & 109.06 kms in Palghar district), 4.3 kms in union territory of Dadra & Nagar Haveli and 348.04 kms in the state of Gujarat.
High speed rail will cover total 12 stations namely Mumbai, Thane, Virar, Boisar, (in Maharashtra), Vapi, Bilimora, Surat, Bharuch, Vadodara, Anand, Ahmedabad and Sabarmati (in Gujarat). Where a limited stop (in Surat & Vadodara) service will cover this distance in 1 hr. and 58 mins and all stops service will take 2 hr. 57 min to cover this distance.
High speed rail will be operating at a speed of 320 Km/hr at an elevated (10 to 15 m) track above the ground on a viaduct all along except 26 kms in Mumbai, which will be underground. All stations will be elevated except Bandra Kurla Complex station (Mumbai), which will be underground.
Operational control centre for Mumbai -Ahmedabad High Speed Rail will be Sabarmati. Initially, trains will have total ten coaches with a seating capacity of 750 passengers, which will be further increased to sixteen coaches and seating capacity of 1250 passengers. There will be 35 trains per day/one direction, where there will be one train every 20 mins in peak hours and 1 train every 30 mins in non-peak hours. Train frequency will be further increased one train every 8 mins in future. Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed rail will be equipped to handle 17,900 passengers one way daily which will be increased up to 92,900 passengers in future. A detailed operational plan is as follows
Table: MAHSR Operation Plan
(Source: Feasibility Study Report)
|Number of rakes||24||24+11||44||71|
|Number of trains (per day/one-direction)||35||51||64||105|
|Passenger seats (day/one direction)||17,900||31,700||56,800||92,900|
|Number of trains (per day/one direction)||Peak Hour||3||4||6||8|