The Economic Sense and Sensibility of HSR

Back in 1853 as the first passenger train steamed and rolled on the Indian soil, it took its first turn to becoming the great economic connector for the Nation. Trains have ever since played a key role in shaping the Indian Economy; from transporting over 22 million passengers (approximately 3 million passengers away from transporting an equivalent of the entire Australian Population) in a day, to moving over 1.2 Billon tonnes of freight traffic every year (Source:  

India aboard the Shinkansen towards a Bright Future

Japan, for the longest time one remembers, has been one of the epicenters of cultural intrigue. Be it their concept of Ikigai that people across fields accept as a way of finding the true North of their lives, the ever-expanding appeal of Anime and Ghibli Movies, to the impeccable lifestyle of a Japanese Individual, reflected through their food, dressing, and workplace mannerisms. A true treasure trove of cultural and technological richness, anyone or anything associated with Japan tends to be endowed with a deep sense of life philosophies, discipline and the joy the amalgam of the two…

HSR Stations: Multifaceted, Multimodal Gateways to Cities

India as a nation has a very extensive transport network that comprises of various means and modes for people to reach their desired destination. From flights and trains to busses, private cars, metros and cabs, the average Indian has found a hop, skip and jump method across modes to get to places. As we work towards introducing High Speed Rail in the Nation, we must realise that it isn’t just a technological marvel, but a carrier of the onus of shaping the future of how the Nation travels. 

Intended to not only making transit faster, the idea is to make it easier and smarter. As…

‘MAKE IN INDIA’ For Steel Bridges in MAHSR

Out of the total length of 508 km, a maximum stretch of the Mumbai Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail (MAHSR) will be covered by the viaduct, which excludes the 21 km long tunnel near Mumbai. The MAHSR alignment over viaduct (487km) will span over National Highways, Dedicated Fright Corridor Tracks (DFC), Indian Railways Tracks and rivers at many locations. Most of the viaduct is being made of concrete (PSC box, Girder). However, where the span requirement will be more than 60 meters, steel superstructures have been planned, as beyond a point PSC structures become heavy and steel superstructures…

Slab Track System for High Speed Railway

Slab Track structure is a unique feature of Japanese High Speed Railway, popularly known as Shinkansen. Slab Track was invented and has evolved in Japan and now the term is synonymous with High Speed Track. The first HSR in Japan i.e. Tokaido Shinkansen began operational in 1964 between Tokyo and Shin-Osaka. Conventional ballasted track structure was adopted in Tokaido Shinkansen. Track geometry of conventional ballasted tracks used to disturb frequently with the increase in traffic density. Due to problem of disturbance of track geometry coupled with reduction in time available for…

Practical, Inspiring & Aesthetic: HSR stations

With the advent of India’s first Bullet train project, the Mumbai Ahmedabad High Speed Rail corridor, a revolution in the way the railway stations are conceived & designed is also going to undergo a change. It would only be prudent to say that while with the introduction of HSR the focus is on creating a new infrastructural spine for sustainable transport in India, equal amount of planning & thought is being put in to uplift the infrastructure of the stations to match international standards in convenience, navigation, amenities & aesthetics. The HSR stations will have access…


From enabling faster passenger traffic between cities to providing a safer & reliable mode of transport, and from opening a world of employment opportunities to introducing of high quality technology in the country; there are many factors that will determine the economic success of the High Speed Rail (HSR) project in the country. But the most significant among them being the local impact a project of this magnitude can create that could prove to be a major ingredient in the socio-economic appraisal of not just places, industries and people residing along the project corridor but also…

How ‘Make in India’ initiative is giving impetus to the High-Speed Rail project

How ‘Make in India’ initiative is giving impetus to the  High-Speed Rail project

Recognised among the fastest-growing bilateral ties in the entire Asia region, the Indo-Japan partnership has come a long way. With both the countries now joining hands to introduce in India its first High-Speed Rail or the Bullet Train, the partnership is only set to strengthen further. The 508 km long Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Project will augment connectivity between 12 stations across the corridor. Their names being BKC (Mumbai)-Thane-Virar-Boisar-Vapi-Bilimora…

Taking India to the fast track of development

Taking India to the fast track of development

Entrusted with the task of  building India’s first High-Speed Rail between Mumbai-Ahmedabad (MAHSR), National High-Speed Rail Corporation Ltd (NHSRCL) is ushering India into an era of economic, social and technological progress. Making use of state-of-the-art, cutting-edge technology, NHSRCL is not only likely to usher new era in rail construction but is also in providing safe, speedier, & convenient solution for fast travel.

2019 - एक यादगार वर्ष

2019 - एक यादगार वर्ष.

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