Mumbai – Ahmedabad High Speed Rail – Information, Route Map, Fares, Tenders & Updates
Mumbai – Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail (MAHSR Bullet Train) project is a 508.17 km approved 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.
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 training centre in Vadodara. The Indian government set a deadline of August 15, 2022, but that will not be met due to land acquisition issues (825 hectares required) primarily in the state of Maharashtra.
As of May 2020, construction has been completed on the lodging buildings at the Vadodara Training Centre, and is underway on the Sabarmati HSR Terminal Station. Work on the main-line is expected to begin in 2021.
Operational: 0 km | Under Construction: 0 km | Approved: 508.17 km
Elevated: 468 km | Underground: 27 km (2 km under sea at Thane Creek) | At-Grade: 13 km
• Maximum Speed: 350 kmph
• Operational Speed: 320 kmph
• Average Speed: 250 kmph
• Track Gauge: Standard Gauge – 1435mm
• Signalling: ETCS Level-2 of ERTMS
• Rolling Stock: 24 trains x 10 coaches
• Train Capacity: 750
• Traction: 25 KV AC overhead catenary (OHE)
• Safety: Urgent Earthquake Detection and Alarm System (UrEDAS) for automatic breaking in case of an earthquake
Project Cost: Rs. 1.1 lakh crore
Funding Pattern / Sources
• Govt. of Japan (JICA): Rs. 88000 crore
• Govt. of India: Rs. 17,000 crore
• Govt. of Maharashtra & Gujarat: Rs. 5000 crore
Mumbai – Ahmedabad HSR 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
Project Overview Video
Mumbai – Ahmedabad HSR 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)
Mumbai – Ahmedabad HSR Route Map
Alignment and location of stations shown below are indicative/tentative.
An official PDF route map of the Mumbai – Ahmedabad HSR line will be added here when available.
Short Film on Undersea (Thane Creek) Tunnel Section
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 Study||JICA – Ministry of Railways (RVNL) JV|
|Geotechnical Investigations by Borehole Drilling & Plate Load Test||K.C.T. Consultancy Services|
|Geotechnical Investigation of 2 km undersea section at Thane Creek||Kawasaki Geological Engineering – RITES|
|Design and Build Works for Construction of Lodging (Phase – I) of Training Institute||Cube Construction Engineering Limited|
|Construction of Quarters, Offices, Out house Garages and other Miscellaneous works in National Academy of Indian Railway Campus Lalbaug Vadodara||J.R. Construction|
|Construction of Various Building Structures in Vadodara Yard and nearby areas||Vijay Agarwal & Associates|
|Design and Build Works for Construction of Sabarmati HSR Terminal||B.L.Kashyap & Sons Ltd.|
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Page last updated: May 2, 2020. Spot an issue? Let me know here.