India’s second high-speed train project: investigation of the high-speed train corridor between these cities begins

Indian Railways, Bullet Train, Mumbai Nagpur Bullet Train, Mumbai Ahmedabad Bullet Train, India Bullet TrainSeven new high-speed train projects will be completed using the public-private partnership (PPP) model. (Representative image)

India is moving forward with its second bullet train project after the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train corridor. As of Friday, March 12, the LiDAR or Light Detection and Ranging investigation began for the high-speed rail corridor project between Mumbai and Nagpur. It will be part of the detailed project or DPR report. India’s proposed second high-speed train project will pass through Maharshtra cities such as Shahapur, Igatpuri, Nashik, Mehkar, Malegaon, Pulgaon, Wardha and Khapri and will stretch for 736 km, PTI said citing a press release. National High Speed ​​Rail Corporation Ltd (NHSRCL). The LiDar technology used in the survey speeds up the process and the survey with all the data should be completed in just 3-4 months compared to the 10-12 months typically required for such work, he said.

LiDAR surveys are carried out using advanced technology in which aerial LiDAR and imaging sensors are mounted above an aircraft and on-board devices capture data relating to ground surveys. High-powered 100-megapixel cameras are used in LiDAR technology to get a clear image of surrounding structures, trees, and other soil and topography details.

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NHSRCL has proposals to conduct these surveys and prepare the RMR for seven high speed rail corridors in India. Besides Mumbai-Nagpur, other proposed high-speed rail projects are the Delhi-Amritsar corridor 459 kilometers long, the Varanasi-Howrah corridor, the Delhi-Varanasi corridor 865 kilometers long, the Delhi-Ahmedabad corridor, the Mumbai-Hyderabad corridor of 711 kilometers and Chennai of 435 kilometers -Mysore corridor. Last year, the Chairman and CEO of the Railways Council, Vinod Kumar Yadav, said that these seven new high-speed train projects will be completed using the public-private partnership (PPP) model.

India’s first Ahmedabad-Mumbai high-speed train corridor, 508 km long, is based on Japanese E5 Shinkansen technology. The Modi government’s ambitious rail project will boast a speed of over 300 km / h.

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