The people of Gujarat and Maharashtra will soon have faster connectivity!
The first Passenger hub on the Ahmedabad-Mumbai high-speed train project at Sabarmati is nearing completion.
The ultra-modern Passenger hub will provide multi-modal connectivity to High-Speed Railway Stations, Western Railway Stations, Metro Stations and BRT corridors via foot over bridges.
The nine-storey building spread over 1.36 lakh square metres will have three foot over bridges, portraying the famous 1930s Salt Satyagraha of Mahatma Gandhi on its outer walls and will serve as the northern terminal of the high-speed rail line.
It will boast hotels; restaurants, food courts and a kids’ play area while three floors of the building and the basement will be exclusively for vehicle parking-to house nearly 1,200 cars.
Of the total occupancy, around 31,500 square metres of the area will be available for commercial use.
The fourth and seventh floors will have terrace gardens. The building will have a total capacity of 60 rooms.
“The project envisages a solar rooftop with solar panels placed on the roof of all stations,” officials of National High-Speed Rail Corporation Ltd stated.
They added – “The project is in full swing on 8 stations from Vapi to Sabarmati.”
Earlier, the National High-Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) implemented the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Railway Project and finalised the design of the passenger terminal hub.
The passenger terminal hub is nearly 400 metres from the Sabarmati station connected by a foot over-bridge.
Passengers flocking at the hub with different transport systems- be it, those using the metro, which is also nearing its completion; those using the Indian railways or those simply coming to board the bullet train- ‘will all assemble before reaching the station.