High Speed train project
Government of India in december,2015 have approved implementation of 508 kms long high speed corridor between Mumbai and Ahmedabad with an approximate cost of Rs 98,000 crores through Japanese financial and technical assistance. Further in December, 2015 Memorandum of Cooperation has been signed between Government of India and Government of Japan to undertake implementation of the corridor with japanese Shinkansen technology. According to the MOU, Japanese government will provide loan for approximately 81% of the total project cost for 50 years with 15 years moratorium at 0.1 % interest rate. The MOU also provides human resource development plan, make in India component and transfer of technology for construction.
JICA Report on HSR :
Total length of corridor – 508 kms between Bandra kurla Complex in Mumbai to Sabarmati/ Ahmedabad in Gujrat.
63% will be constructed on embankment, 28% viaduct and 6% tunnel.
Standard gauge is recommended.
12 stations between Mumbai and Sabarmati (Mumbai, Thane, Virar, Boisar, Vapi, Bilimora, Surat, Bharuch, Vadodra, Anand, Ahmedabad, Sabarmati.)
Maximum design speed of 350 kmph and operating speed of 320 kmph.
EMU type rolling stock with maximum axle load of 17 tonnes.
10-car trains (750 seats) in the beginning and 16-car trains (1200 seats) in future.
35 trains per day in 2023 which will go upto 105 trains per day in 2053.
Daily users in 2023, approximately 36,000 persons per day (both ways) projected which will go upto 186,000 by 2053.
The total journey time of a fast train will be 2.07 hrs and of train stopping at each station will be 2.58 hrs.
Average tariff – 105 times of first AC.
Total construction cost to be approximately Rs. 71,000 crores including land cost. Project completion cost to be approximately as Rs. 97,636 crore (including price escalation, IDC and import duties). Average per km cost of construction is Rs. 140 crores.
Project IRR of 4% and economic IRR of 11.8%.
Project implementation time will be approximately seven years from commencement of construction.
PMO had set up in December 2015, a joint committee chaired by vice chairman NITI Aayog, Foreign Secretary, Secretary DEA, Secretary DIPP and CRB to discuss next steps on project with Japanese Government.Also an Inter- departmental Committee has been set up with Secretary DEA as chairman, Secretary DIPP and CRB to resolve all issues of project implementation
An MOU was signed with JICA on 23.12.2015 for undertaking followup studies on: Technical standards and regulation including formulation of Legal Authorities structure and institutional framework for HSR; formulation of preliminary design for safety; preparation of plan for land value capture around stations; review of FLS. the work on the follow us studies has been started in March,2016.
National high Speed rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) – New entity named National high Speed rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) has been incorporated in February,2016 to implement the project.
Feasibility studies – In Rail budget 2014-201, setting up of diamond quadrilateral network of high speed rail connecting major metros and growth centers of the country was pronounced. Accordingly , Government envisages having a Diamond Quadrilateral Network of high speed trains connecting (i) Delhi- Mumbai (ii) Mumbai – Chennai (iii) Chennai- Kolkata (iv) Kolkata- Delhi and both the diagonals i.e. (v) Delhi – Chennai and (vi) Mumbai- Kolkata. The total length of network will be approximately 10,000 kms.
Status of The Feasibilty Studies :
1.New Delhi – Mumbai – M/s The Third railway Survey and Design institute Group Corporation- Lahmeyer International (India) Private Limited, India (Consortium) –Study awarded in September 2015. Inception report submitted on 2.11.2015. Interim report I submitted on 3.6.2016
2.Mumbai – Chennai — M/s SYSTRA-RITES –Ernstand young LLP (Consortium) –Study Awarded in September 2015. Inception report submitted on 30.10.2015. Interim Report I submitted on 24.5.2016
3.Delhi – Kolkata — M/s INECO – M/s TYPSA – M/s Intercontinental Consultants and Technocrats Private Limited (Consortium) — Study Awarded in September 2015. Inception report submitted on 16.2.2016 by the consultant. Interim Report II submitted on 7.6.2016
4.Delhi –Nagpur as part of delhi- Chennai — G2G Cooperation with China. Siyuan Group of China has been nominated. — Study being carried out through G2G cooperation with China. Agreement between MoR and NRA in September,2014. Planning report by consultants submitted in july, 2015.
5.Mumbai- Nagpur as part of Mubai- Kolkata — G2G Cooperation with Spain. ADIF and INECO nominated. — Submitted Interim report I Report july, 2016.
Source:Ministry Of Railways