The National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) and a consortium led by M/s Sojitz Corporation, Japan and Larsen & Toubro (L&T), signed an agreement for building the Sabarmati Rolling Stock workshop and depot for the Ahmedabad-Mumbai bullet train project on Thursday.
The project will include construction workshop, inspection sheds, various buildings, maintenance facilities, and associated works in Gujarat for Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Corridor (MAHSR D-2 Package).
The design of the facility is based on Shinkansen maintenance facilities at Sendai and Kanazawa in Japan. Around 250 types of more than 800 numbers of specialised machinery required to inspect and maintain the rolling stock will be procured from Japan for this depot.
The machinery will include those needed for checking for vibrations, temperature and noise, which are critical for high speed running and will ensure passenger comfort. The depot will have all safety features to ensure safe and reliable maintenance of high-speed train sets.
The depot will have latest architectural features such as proper ventilation, noise and dust suppression, safety features, rain water harvesting facility and natural lighting in addition to LED-based artificial lighting systems and provision to install solar panels on sheds and buildings. The facility will be equipped with building management system, IT and data network system, fire detection and alarm systems as well as access control system.