The training tracks at the High Speed Rail Training Institute (HSRTI) for India’s first bullet train project in Vadodara is ready. Railway Board chairman, Vinod Kumar Yadav, visited the site on Friday.
The two 50-metre track slabs have been prepared from high strength concrete using Japan’s Shinkansen technology which has been adopted for the Ahmedabad-Mumbai bullet train project.
The training tracks include 50 metre for straight line and another of the same length for the curved line.
The two slab tracks are being set up by the National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL), which is implementing the national high speed rail corridor project. NHSRCL is setting up HSRTI at an estimated cost of Rs 600 crore over a land area of five hectares on the campus of the National Academy of Indian Railways (NAIR), Vadodara, to train manpower in high speed rails. Of this amount, Rs 38 crore will be spent in phase one of the project. Read more