A bullet train from Mumbai to Ahmedabad, the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail (MAHSR) is in the pipeline. The news agency News18 reported details about the stations, their themes, and other details. Reportedly, the concept of the stations for the bullet train will be inspired by the environment around them. Since the bullet train will cover coastal regions, the themes of the stations will be inspired by tidal waves of the sea, winds, clouds, and other details from the surroundings of the respective stations.
Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train: Station Themes
Maharashtra will have a total of four stations for the bullet train. Out of these four stations, only one will be situated in Mumbai. The station in Mumbai will be at Bandra-Kurla Complex, an upscale business district. In addition to the station in Mumbai, Maharashtra will also have one in Virar, Thane, and Boisar.
The themes of the stations will be inspired by the coast and their respective surroundings. Sushma Gaur, the Additional General Manager of Public Relations at the National High-Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) revealed to News18 that the station in BKC will be inspired by the crashing tides of the Arabian sea and the clouds in the sky.
The structure of the station will also feature motifs representing this. Moreover, since the station will come up right next to the Bharat Diamond Bourse, which happens to be the largest diamond bourse in the world, the station will also feature diamond-like dots.
Other Details About The Corridor
Gaur also said that the theme of the Virar station will be inspired by winds since it is situated in the mountains. The station in Thane, on the other hand, will be inspired by the Ulhas river and will have motifs inspired by waves. Interestingly, the entire station will not be in one place since the site also has mangroves which must not be disrupted.
Boisar, which is the last train station for the bullet train will be inspired by the coast since its inhabitants are largely Konkanis. Since the primary occupation of these people was fishing, the station will feature fishing net motifs.
Gujarat will have eight stations whose themes are yet to be decided. These stations will be situated in Surat, Bharuch, Vadodara, Ahmedabad, Sabarmati, Vapi, Bilimoria, and Anand/Nadiad. The corridor spans a total of 508 kilometres across Maharashtra and Gujarat.
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