Mumbai – Ahmedabad High Speed Rail – Information, Route Map, Fares, Tenders & Updates

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Mumbai – Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail (MAHSR Bullet Train) project is a 508.17 km under construction High Speed Rail line that will connect Mumbai, Maharashtra with Ahmedabad, Gujarat through 12 stations at an estimated cost of Rs. 1.1 lakh crore (US$15 billion).

The project is being executed by the National High Speed Rail Corporation Ltd. (NHSRCL) through a 50-year ₹88,087 crore (US$12 billion) loan from Japan at an interest rate of 0.1%, with repayments scheduled to start 15 years after the line becomes operational.

The first section of Mumbai – Ahmedabad Bullet Train project in Gujarat is expected to open in 2026.

  • Current Project Deadline: December 2026
  • My Estimated Completion: 2030

Trains on the line will operate at a speed of 320 kmph on an elevated viaduct 10-15m above the ground except in Mumbai where the line will be built underground using 3 mega Tunnel Boring Machines (TBM). Between Mumbai and Thane stations, the line will run under the sea at Thane Creek for roughly 2 km.

The line’s rolling stock will comprise of Shinkansen E5 trains which are capable to running at a maximum speed of 350 kmph (220 mph) with operational speeds of 320 kmph (200 mph).

The project’s foundation stone was laid by the prime ministers of India and Japan on September 14, 2017 after which construction work commenced for a 4000-employee High-Speed Rail Training Institute (HSRTI) in Vadodara. The Indian government had originally set a deadline of August 15, 2022, but that was not able to be met due to tendering delays and land acquisition hurdles.

Key Figures

Operational: 0 km | Under Construction: 508.17 km

Elevated: 468 km | Underground: 27 km (2 km under sea at Thane Creek) | At-Grade: 13 km

Project Cost: Rs. 1.1 lakh crore

Funding Pattern / Sources

  • Government. of Japan (JICA): Rs. 88000 crore
  • Government of India: Rs. 17,000 crore
  • Governments of Maharashtra & Gujarat: Rs. 5000 crore

Bullet Train Route Information

  • Length: 508.17 km
  • Type: Elevated, Underground & At-Grade
  • Depots: Sabarmati Rail Depot, Surat Rail Depot and Thane Rail Depot
  • Number of Stations: 12
  • Station Names: Mumbai (Bandra Kurla Complex), Thane, Virar, Boisar, Vapi, Bilimora, Surat, Bharuch, Vadodara, Anand/Nadiad, Ahmedabad, and Sabarmati

System Specifications

  • Maximum Speed: 350 kmph
  • Operational Speed: 320 kmph
  • Average Speed: 250 kmph
  • Track Gauge: Standard Gauge – 1435mm
  • Signaling: Continuous Automatic Train Control (DS-ATC)
  • Rolling Stock: 24 trains x 10 coaches
  • Train Capacity: 750 passengers
  • Traction: 2 x 25 KV AC overhead catenary (OHE)
  • Safety: Urgent Earthquake Detection and Alarm System (UrEDAS) for automatic breaking in case of an earthquake
  • Power supply: 12 Traction substations, 2 Depot substations and 16 Distribution sub stations

Project Overview Video

Bullet Train Operational Plan

The line’s Operational Control Centre (OCC) will be located at Sabarmati. Trains will be operated with 2 types of services for riders –

  • High Speed (2.58 hour journey): Ahmedabad (Sabarmati) – Ahmedabad (Kalupur) – Anand – Vadodara – Bharuch – Surat – Bilimora – Vapi – Boisar – Virar – Thane – Mumbai (Bandra Kurla Complex)
  • Rapid High Speed (2.07 hour journey): Ahmedabad (Sabarmati) – Vadodara – Surat – Mumbai (Bandra Kurla Complex)

Bullet Train Route Map

Alignment and location of stations shown below are purely indicative just to give an idea of how the line might look like.

An official PDF route map of the Mumbai – Ahmedabad HSR line will be added here when available.

Current Project Status

The first section of Mumbai – Ahmedabad Bullet Train project in Gujarat is expected to open in 2026.

Construction has been completed on the lodging buildings at the Vadodara Training Centre, and is underway on the Sabarmati HSR Terminal Station. Concrete pouring work on the main-line’s foundation began on February 10, 2021.

Construction is underway on 3 civil packages in Maharashtra (C1, C2 & C3) and 5 civil packages within Gujarat (C4, C5, C6, C7 & C8). See package details in the Contractor section below.

Mumbai – Ahmedabad HSR Fares (Prices)

The fare structure is yet to be finalized but is expected to be 1.5 times the existing first class AC fare on the Indian Railways’ current service. The line’s official fare structure, prices and rules are expected to be finalized closer to the start of commercial operations.

Mumbai – Ahmedabad HSR Tenders

Latest NHSRCL Mumbai – Ahmedabad High Speed Rail tender notices can be viewed on NHSRCL’s website. News on these notices, their bidders, awarded tenders and contracts are covered in further detail on the news & construction page.

Mumbai – Ahmedabad HSR Major Contractors

Feasibility StudyJICA – Ministry of Railways (RVNL) JV
GC: MAHSR General ConsultantJapan International Consultants for Transportation Co., Ltd. (JIC) – Nippon Koei Co., Ltd. – Oriental Consultants Global Co., Ltd. JV
PMC: MAHSR Project Management ConsultantTata Consulting Engineers – Consulting Engineers Group – Aarvee Associates – PADECO Co. JV
MAHSR’s Ticketing ConsultantSYSTRA MVA Consulting (India) – SYSTRA JV
Geotechnical Investigations by Borehole Drilling & Plate Load TestK.C.T. Consultancy Services
Geotechnical Investigation of 2 km undersea section at Thane CreekKawasaki Geological Engineering – RITES
Design and Build Works for Construction of Lodging (Phase – I) of Training InstituteCube Construction Engineering Limited
Construction of Quarters, Offices, Out house Garages and other Miscellaneous works in National Academy of Indian Railway Campus Lalbaug VadodaraJ.R. Construction
Construction of Various Building Structures in Vadodara Yard and nearby areasVijay Agarwal & Associates
Design and Build Works for Construction of Sabarmati HSR TerminalB.L.Kashyap & Sons Ltd.
Package C1: 1.028 km Underground Station at BKC, MumbaiMEIL – HCC JV
Package C2: 20.377 km underground tunnel between BKC Station to Shilphata, Thane (3 Mega TBMs to be used)Afcons Infrastructure
Package C3: 135.450 km elevated line between Shilphata, Thane and Zaroli Village (MH/GJ Border)Larsen & Toubro
Package C4: 237.1 km elevated line between Zaroli Village (MH/GJ Border) and VadodaraLarsen & Toubro
Package C5: 8.198 km elevated viaduct and station within VadodaraLarsen & Toubro
Package C6: 87.569 km elevated viaduct between Vadodara and AhmedabadLarsen & Toubro
Package C7: 18.133 km elevated viaduct and station within AhmedabadIRCON – DRA JV
Package C8: 2.126 km viaduct, building works at Sabarmati DepotSCC – VRS JV
Package D1: Thane Depot including Civil Works, Building Works, Inspection Sheds, Maintenance Depot, and Installation, Testing and Commissioning of Maintenance FacilitiesDineshchandra – DMRC JV
Package D2: Sabarmati Depot consisting of Workshop, Inspection Sheds, various buildings, Maintenance Facilities, and Associated worksSojitz Corporation – Larsen & Toubro JV
Package EW-1: 2 x 25 kV Power Supply Electrification System (Traction Substation, Overhead Equipment and MV/LV Power Distribution Equipment), along with Associated Buildings for these Systems and related equipment in training instituteLarsen & Toubro – Sojitz Corporation JV
Package P1(a): Construction of 1 PSC Bridge & 10 Steel Truss Bridges between Shilphata and ZaroliTender Notice Pending
Package P1(b): Construction of 4 PSC Bridges & 7 Steel Truss Bridges between Zaroli and Vadodara.MG Contractors
Package P1(c): Construction of 1 PSC Bridge & 4 Steel Truss Bridges between Vadodara and Ahmedabad.MG Contractors
Package P2: Construction of PSC Bridge No. GAD 10 over NH48, Navsari District.Likely cancelled – bids were invited August 2019
Package P3: Construction of PSC Bridge No. GAD 11 over NH48, Navsari District.Likely cancelled – bids were invited in August 2019
Package P4: Procurement of Structural Steel, Fabricating & Supplying Steel Structures (Truss) of various sizes at workshops, to be erected by Special Bridges packages P-1(A), P-1(B), P-1(C).Larsen & Toubro – IHI Infrastructure Consortium
Package T1: Design, Supply & Construction of Track & Track related works between HSR station at BKC/ Mumbai and Zaroli Village on MH/GJ border (156.855 km)Tender Notice Pending
Package T2: Design, Supply & Construction of Track and Track related works between Zaroli Village and Vadodara (237.10 km)IRCON International
Package T3: Design, Supply & Construction of Track and Track related works between Vadodara and Sabarmati Depot and workshops (114.60 km)Larsen & Toubro

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