BMC Issues Stop Work Notice At BKC’s Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train Site For Defying Pollution Norms

The ambitious Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project has been asked to halt its current operations.

by Vaishalee Kalvankar
BMC Issues Stop Work Notice At BKC’s Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train Site For Defying Pollution Norms

The ambitious Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project has been asked to halt its current operations due to noncompliance with air pollution control regulations. A stop-work notice has been issued for the rail project’s construction activity at BKC to build a terminus station in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) H/East ward. Here’s more about the notice and progress so far!

BMC Issues Stop Work Notice To Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train

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Since the Bandra-Kurla complex is the bullet train’s starting station, development has begun for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project. Two weeks prior, officials had directed officials to adhere to the laws following the city’s alarming air quality index. However, these directives were often disregarded.

The project site was visited and examined by the ward’s assistant municipal commissioner on Wednesday, December 13. It was discovered during the visit that they had not yet installed sprinklers and anti-smog towers, among other precautions. 

Additionally, the location still has to be covered with green cloth. The teams from the municipality’s ward level carried out an examination last week. Upon discovering that the regulations were being disregarded even at that time, the municipality published a notice of “work stoppage.”

It is important to remember, though, that the company carrying out the project, National High Speed Rail Corporation Ltd. (NHSRCL), denied receiving a stop-work notice. (As per Mumbai Live)

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First Look Of The Station

MEIL-HCC, a joint venture between Hindustan Construction Company and Megha Engineering & Infrastructure, is performing the work. NHSRCL is mitigating dust at the Mumbai HSR station site at BKC by adhering to all BMC rules. At the location, the construction is moving forward, according to a spokesman.

At Ahmedabad, Gujarat’s Sabarmati Multimodal Transport Hub, Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw gave a stunning preview of India’s first bullet train station on Thursday, December 7. The eagerly anticipated train station would provide a seamless commute between Ahmedabad and Mumbai, two major cities.

Ashwini Vaishnaw, the Union Minister of Railways, posted a video of Ahmedabad, India’s first bullet train station, on his X handle, @AshwiniVaishnaw. Internet users can get a peek at it through the brief videos.

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First Steel Bridge Ever

After building the first steel bridge ever, National High-Speed Rail Corporation Limited made a significant advancement. The bridge is being built “over a section of National Highway-53 in Surat for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail Corridor,” per a post by Darshana Jardosh (@DarshanaJardosh). Up to 70 metres is its length. This landmark is an amazing component of the eagerly anticipated Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail Corridor.

With its cutting-edge modern amenities, the Sabarmati Multimodal Transport Hub promises to provide passengers with a comfortable and convenient travel experience. Travellers to and from Ahmedabad and Mumbai will be drawn to this ambitious project. It has the financial and technical assistance of the Government of Japan.

With a top speed of 350 km/h, the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train will travel between the two cities in roughly 2.07 hours. This project was inaugurated in 2017 by Prime Minister Modi and former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

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