Bullet train: NHSRCL invites bids for the construction of 21 km tunnel in Maharashtra

The NHSRCL had in July this year launched a tender for the design and construction of a metro station at the BKC in Mumbai

The NHSRCL had in July this year launched a tender for the design and construction of a metro station at the BKC in Mumbai

The National High Speed ​​​​Rail Corporation of India (NHSRCL) announced on Friday that it had launched a tender for a 21km-long tunnel, including India’s first 7km-long undersea tunnel. , in Maharashtra for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad high-speed rail corridor.

The offer is for tunneling work using a tunnel boring machine (TBM) and the new Austrian tunneling method (NATM), he said. The tunnel would be between the Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC) metro station and Shilphata in Maharashtra.

“The 7km (approx) undersea tunnel at Thane Creek would be the first undersea tunnel to appear in the country. The tunnel would be a single tube tunnel to accommodate dual tracks for up and down lanes,” NHSRCL said, adding that 39 equipment rooms at 37 locations would also be constructed adjacent to the tunnel location as part of the all.

This tunnel would be around 25-65 meters deep from ground level and the deepest construction point would be 114 meters below Parsik hill near Shilphata.

The NHSRCL had in July this year launched a tender for the design and construction of a metro station at the BKC in Mumbai. The BKC railway station would be the only underground station in the rail corridor project.

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