NHSRCL casts first segment of India's first bullet train corridor

 

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Mumbai, India (Metro Rail Today)
: The National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) casted the first segment at a casting yard near Navsari in Gujarat. This casting is as part of construction activities for the upcoming bullet train corridor between Mumbai and Ahmedabad. The segments will be stitched together to make spans, which will be used at locations where full span launching is not possible because of the site constraints, according to NHSRCL which is  responsible for the development, execution, and maintenance of the bullet train project.

According to NHSRCL, the segments are 11.9 to 12.4 metres in length, 2.1 to 2.5 metres in width with depth of 3.4 metres and weight of approximately 60 metric tonnes. Nineteen such segments will make a span of 45 metres. 

Ashwini Vaishnaw (Union minister of railways) took to Twitter to post about this development. He wrote,

Another milestone in Bullet Train construction. Casting of first girder started.

The 508 km long Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train corridor will operate at a speed of 320 km per hour and will pass through areas in Maharashtra, Gujarat, and Dadra and Nagar Haveli, once ready for services. The entire distance between the two major cities is expected to be covered in two-three hours with stoppages at 12 stations along the route.

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