The Ministry of Railways has shared the current updates of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail (MAHSR) Project via. Twitter.
Mumbai, Thane, and Palghar in Maharashtra will be passed by the 508.17-kilometre-long network, along with Valsad, Navsari, Surat, Bharuch, Vadodara, Anand, Kheda and Ahmedabad in Gujarat.
“The execution of Mumbai-Ahmedabad high-speed rail (MAHSR) has been delayed particularly due to delay in land acquisition in the state of Maharashtra and concomitant delays in the finalisation of contracts as well as the adverse impact of COVID-19,” stated Union Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw in a written response to a question in the Lok Sabha in March.
Bullet train speed between Ahmedabad and Mumbai:
The bullet train will run at 320 kmph on a high-speed rail track between Ahmedabad and Mumbai. It is expected to cut the current six-hour journey between the two cities in half, to approximately 3 hours.
The total cost of the Ahmedabad-Mumbai bullet train project:
As per the report, ₹1.08 lakhs crores is the total amount cost of this project. As per the shareholding pattern, the central government is to pay ₹10,000 crores to the NHSRCL, whereas the Gujarat and Maharastra States are to fund ₹ 5000 crores each. Japan will pay the remaining with a 0.1 per cent interest loan.
Bullet train Progress Report
Land Acquisition Status
1) Gujarat: 98.8%
2) DNH: 100%
3) Maharashtra: 75.25%
Progress of Works
1) 162 km of Piling work completed
2) 79.2 km Pier work completed
3) Passenger Terminal Hub at Sabarmati is nearing completion.
The project was expected to finish the deadline by December 2026 but later was revised to 2027.