New Delhi, India (Urban Transport News): The National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) today issued tender notice for the tunneling works for 21 km underground including 7 km undersea tunnel using Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) and New Austrian Tunneling Method (NATM) for Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail corridor (Package No. MAHSR-C-2). The tunnel will be between Mumbai underground station at Bandra-Kurla Complex and Shilphata in the State of Maharashtra.
Construction of Tunnelling Works including Testing and Commissioning for Double Line High Speed Railway using Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) and New Austrian Tunnelling Method (NATM) between Mumbai Underground Station at Bandra-Kurla Complex (MAHSR Km. 0.773) and Shilphata (MAHSR Km. 21.150) in the State of Maharashtra for the Project for Construction of Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Corridor.
The Government of India (GoI) has received an ODA loan from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) towards the cost of this project.
The 580 km Mumba-Ahmedabad High Speed (Bullet Train) Corridor will connect Ahmedanad (in Gujarat) to Mumbai (in Maharashtra) with 12 stations. The estimated cost of this high speed rail project is INR 1.10 Lakh Crores.