Japanese team reviews progress of Mumbai-Ahmedabad HSR Corridor works; inspects HSR Training Institute

VADODARA: A high-level delegation led by Masashi Adachi, parliamentary vice minister of land, infrastructure, transport and tourism from Japan visited the city on Saturday to check the progress of the prestigious Ahmedabad-Mumbai bullet train project.

The vice minister visited the proposed site of the High Speed Rail Training Institute (HSRTI) located near the National Academy of Indian Railways (NAIR) and Vadodara railway station where the train’s station will be set up.

Talking to media persons, Adachi, said he was satisfied with the progress of the project. At HSRTI, he went through a presentation made by Pradeep Ahirkar, chief project manager of the National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited, the implementing arm of the project.

He also visited the site where the training tracks to train manpower for the project have been laid apart from the site of the hostel building.

At the proposed location for the station on platform number six of the existing Vadodara railway station, he reviewed the progress of works. Also, he visited the site of the bridge between platform number six and seven where longest span of the network – 220m – would be constructed. He took keen interest in understanding the launching scheme of the bridge girders.