NEW DELHI: National High-Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) has decided to construct a four-meter service road along the High-Speed Train Corridor between Ahmadabad and Mumbai. The total length of the corridor is 508.17 km and the route will encompass Maharashtra, Gujarat and Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli.
The service road will run throughout the alignment between Mumbai and Ahmedabad, except a few stretches with difficult terrain.
Along with the financial and technical support from Japan the execution cost of the project is approximately Rs 1.08 trillion.
NHSRCL officials said that “The road would aid in supply of raw materials and provide logistical support to engineers and workers for construction of the corridor, the alignment of which passes through remote and inaccessible areas. Eventually, it will be transformed into an all-weather motorable road.” He added that once the project is over, the service road will not only be used by engineers to carry out periodic inspection of the alignment but it could also be used by the general public.
The corridor will have 12 stations all near major traffic points i.e. Mumbai, Thane, Virar, Boisar, Vapi, Bilimora, Surat, Bharuch, Vadodara, Anand/Nadiad, Ahmedabad and Sabarmati. It runs 155.642 km in Maharashtra, 350.530 km in Gujrat and 2 km in UT of Dadra and Nagar Haveli.