NEW DELHI: The National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) today (July 31) said it has cast the first full-height pier on the 508-km Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail (MAHSR) project, popularly known as the Bullet Train project. The NHSRCL took a step forward in its construction work by casting first full-height pier near Vapi, Gujarat at Chainage 167 on Mumbai Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Corridor which will run through 12 stations connecting Maharashtra, Dadar & Nagar Haveli and Gujarat.
NHSRCL Spokesperson Sushma Gaur said the company took a key step forward in its construction work by casting the first full-height pier near Gujarat's Vapi at Chainage 167 on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Corridor which will run through 12 stations connecting Maharashtra, Dadar & Nagar Haveli and Gujarat. This major construction milestone has been achieved despite severe shortage of manpower and other logistical challenges because of the ongoing pandemic and monsoon season in the region. There are number of such piers planned to be casted in the coming months paving way for the first high speed rail corridor, she added.
The average height of the pier on this corridor is approximately 12-15 m and the exact height of this casted pier is 13.05 metres, which is almost equivalent to a 4-storey building.