A full span of state-of-the-art launching gear was flagged off as we speak to expedite the development of a 325 km lengthy viaduct on the upcoming high-speed bullet prepare hall between Mumbai and Ahmedabad. Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw launched the gear – which features a straddle service and girder transporter for the nation’s first bullet prepare hall by video conferencing on Thursday, September 9.
The launching gear of 1,100 MT capability is indigenously designed and manufactured by infrastructure conglomerate M/s Larsen & Toubro (L&T) at Kanchipuram, Chennai, in line with a press release launched by the Railway Ministry as we speak. A complete of 20 such launching gear shall be required for the development of viaduct superstructures between Vapi and Ahmedabad in Gujarat alongside the high-speed railway line.
Full Span Launching Tools to expedite building of Mumbai-Ahmedabad Excessive Velocity Rail Challenge flagged off.
It’s Indigenously designed and manufactured.
— Ministry of Railways (@RailMinIndia) September 9, 2021
Greater than 97 per cent of land has been acquired for the bullet prepare challenge in Gujarat and Dadra & Nagar Haveli and 30 per cent in Maharashtra, in line with the federal government. The work has already begun on the 325 km route (in Gujarat) out of the overall 508 km hall between Mumbai and Ahmedabad.
For the development of viaduct superstructures for the high-speed bullet prepare hall, state-of-the-art building strategies reminiscent of full span launching methodology shall be adopted. This will expedite the method of launching girders because the precast girders of full span size shall be erected as a single piece for double-track viaduct.
The complete span launching methodology is used internationally as it’s quicker than the section by section launching technique, often adopted for the development of viaducts for the metro programs.
India is now among the many choose group of nations reminiscent of Korea, Italy, Norway, and China which have been designing and manufacturing such gear for infrastructure tasks.
The Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet prepare hall will scale back the journey time between the 2 main cities to nearly two-three hours, with stoppages in any respect 12 stations alongside its route, in line with Nationwide Excessive-Velocity Rail Company Restricted (NHSRCL) – liable for the event, execution, and upkeep of the bullet prepare challenge.