Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train to Use Japanese Track System
The Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project, India’s first sanctioned high-speed rail project, will be using the ballast-less slab track system from Japan’s Shinkansen high-speed railways. To prepare for the installation of this track system, Japanese experts will train 1,000 Indian engineers, supervisors, and technicians.
Japanese Experts to Train 1,000 Indian Engineers for MAHSR Track System
The track system’s installation requires technicians with exceptional proficiency, and the Japanese system is considered unparalleled globally. To ensure the transfer of technology, 20 Japanese experts will certify the skills of Indian engineers through intensive training.
Surat Depot Establishes Training Facility for MAHSR Project
The training will be provided by JARTS, a Japanese non-profit organization nominated by the Japan International Cooperation Agency. The National High-Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) has established a training facility for the MAHSR project in Surat Depot, which will cover various track work skills such as slab manufacturing, track bed construction, surveying, installation, and welding.
MAHSR Project to Cover 508.17 km between Mumbai and Ahmedabad
The MAHSR project will cover a 508.17 km distance between Mumbai and Ahmedabad, with 12 stations en route. The high-speed rail operating at 320 kmph will save travel time between the two cities by about nine hours (by bus) or six hours (by conventional railways).
The first trial run of the MAHSR project is scheduled for August 2026 between Surat and Bilimora, covering 63 km. The final deadline for the entire project is yet to be determined by the government.