Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train Corridor To Have 28 ‘Early Earthquake Detection System’ To Ensure Public Safety

These seismometers will help detect early earthquake warnings and ensure better public safety on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train.

by Tashika Tyagi
Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train Corridor To Have 28 ‘Early Earthquake Detection System’ To Ensure Public Safety

The Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train is one of the most anticipated railway projects in India right now. Connecting two major cities in the country – Mumbai and Ahmedabad – this corridor will be India’s first bullet train rail corridor. The train is loaded with many features and one that stood out for us was the ‘Early Earthquake Detection System’ that will be installed on this line. This will be a major security feature on the bullet train that will ensure public safety. Read on to know more about it.

Mumbai Ahmedabad Bullet Train To Have Early Earthquake Detection System

mumbai ahmedabad bullet train
Image Courtesy: Canva

The National High-Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) has decided to boost safety measures in the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train by installing ‘Early Earthquake Detection Systems’ on the route. The NHSRCL has decided to install 28 seismometers on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail Corridor to ensure passenger safety. These earthquake detection systems will not only be a great safety measure, but they will also help protect critical infrastructure during any seismic events.

As per the NHSRCL, the introduction of this Early Earthquake Detection System will help take steps against the unpredictable realm of seismic events. These seismometers will help the authorities with “rapid response mechanisms, including automatic power shutdown and emergency brake activation.”

Also Read: In Pics: 100 Km Of Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train Corridor Completed!

Where Are These Seismometers Installed On The Railway Corridor?

mumbai ahmedabad bullet train
Image Courtesy: Wikimedia

The NHSRCL has announced the installation of 28 seismometers on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train route. Out of 28, six of the seismometers will be installed in regions historically susceptible to seismic activities in both states. These include Adesar and Old Bhuj in Gujarat, as well as Khed, Ratnagiri, Latur, and Pangri in Maharashtra.

After a comprehensive survey, these seismic hotspots were identified by Japanese experts. Other seismometers will be positioned along the train’s route, covering various locations in the two states. For Maharashtra, these areas include Mumbai, Thane, Virar, and Boisar. While in Gujarat, the remaining seismometers are likely to be installed in Vapi, Bilimora, Surat, Bharuch, Vadodara, Anand, Mahemdavad, and Ahmedabad.

These safety measures surely make this bullet train project even more interesting. We, for one, can’t wait for this corridor to become operational already!

Cover Image Courtesy: Wikimedia

For more such snackable content, interesting discoveries and the latest updates on food, travel and experiences in your city, download the Curly Tales App. Download HERE.