India to get first undersea tunnel on Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train route | India News

NEW DELHI: India will get its first undersea tunnel in the next few years and it will be part of the Ahmedabad-Mumbai high speed rail (bullet) train project.
NHSRCL, which is implementing the project, has invited bids for an approximate 21-km tunnel, including the 7-km undersea tunnel. The tunnel will be built between underground stations at Bandra-Kurla Complex and Shilphata in Maharashtra. It will be built in Thane creek.
Earlier, the proposed underwater tunnel across Yamuna for the Delhi-Mumbai Rapid Rail Transit project was not found feasible. The road and railway ministries are also working on a plan to build a tunnel across Brahmaputra that can be used both for vehicles and trains.
According to NHSRCL, the tunnel at Thane creek will be a single tube to accommodate twin track for up and down trains. It said 39 equipment rooms at 37 locations will also be constructed, adjoining…

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