The National High-Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) of India has awarded a contract to L&T Construction to build 116km route of high-speed ballastless trackworks for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail (MAHSR) project.
The contract was secured by the railways business of L&T.
The MAHSR project is also called as the Bullet Train Project.
L&T considers this project as ‘large’, which it categorises as a contract valued between $330m and $650m (INR25bn and INR50bn).
The high-speed ballastless track system is part of the Bullet Train Project.
For the MAHSR T3 Package, L&T is responsible for design, supply, construction and testing and commissioning of track works on a design-build lump sum price basis for the double line high-speed railway running between Vadodara and Sabarmati in Gujarat, a state in India.
For this project, Japanese Shinkansen track technology will be deployed.
This slab track technology will allow trains to commute at speeds of up to 320kmph upon the project’s completion.
L&T claims to have expertise in ballastless track systems including plinth track, slab track, low vibration track, floating slab track, PORR type pre-cast slab track and now Shinkansen type precast slab track system.
Currently, the company is undertaking several ballastless track projects in many metro projects in India and abroad including Mauritius, Dhaka, Mumbai, Kanpur, Agra, Ahmedabad.
It is also working on Delhi-Meerut Semi High-speed Rapid Rail Transit System Project.
It has delivered ballastless track projects in Riyadh, Delhi, Hyderabad, and Chennai.
L&T is already implementing civil viaduct and station packages C4, C5 & C6 and special steel bridges packages P4(X) & P4(Y) for the Bullet Train Project.
Image: Currently, the company is undertaking several ballastless track projects in many metro projects in India and abroad. Credit: Monica Volpin from Pixabay.