by Jeff Smith
https://swarajyamag.com/amp/story/news- ... unnel-soon
The National High Speed Rail Corridor Limited (NHSRCL) is preparing to commence preliminary work on the Vikhroli land, after the Supreme Court decided in favour of the government for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project.
Of the total 508.17 kilometres of rail track between Mumbai and Ahmedabad, about 21 km is planned to be underground.
One of the entry points to the underground tunnel falls on the land in Vikhroli (owned by Godrej).
Now, NHSRCL may begin work to clear the 3.92 hectares at Vikhroli, barricade borders, and drill a 21-kilometre-long tunnel between Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC) and Thane.
The High-Speed Rail operating at 320 kmph will traverse along west India’s landscape, covering 508.17 km distance between Mumbai and Ahmedabad in just about two hours.
This will save time compared to current travel time between the two terminal stations by about nine hours (by bus) or six hours (by conventional railways).
It will cover 155.76 km in Maharashtra, 4.3 km in the Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and 348.04 km in Gujarat, with 12 stations en-route.
During the journey, the train will halt at 10 cities — Thane, Virar, Boisar, Vapi, Bilimora, Surat, Bharuch, Vadodara, Anand, Ahmedabad and Sabarmati.