India’s National High-Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) and Japan Railway Track Consultant (JRTC) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the high-speed rail (HSR) track work’s designs for the T2 package of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail Corridor Project.

The T2 package covers a 237km length from Vadodara to Vapi in Gujarat, India.

JRTC will be responsible for supplying the comprehensive design and drawing of key HSR track elements such as track slab arrangement, RC track bed, continuous welded rail (CWR) forces and more.

NHSRCL managing director Achal Khare said: “This signing of MoU marks a very important milestone for the MAHSR project. This also symbolises strong teamwork and association, which I am sure will not be limited to the MAHSR project but may also continue for other future projects in other countries. NHSRCL will extend its full support to make this MoU a success.”

Japanese Ambassador Minister to India Shinzo Miyamoto said: “This MoU will strengthen the ties between India and Japan partnership and also give a boost to ‘Make in India’ initiative. This will also ensure the transfer of technology from the Japanese high-speed rail system to India.”

In a separate development, Indian Railways’ first centralised AC terminal, which is being built in Bengaluru, will soon commence operations.

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Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal made this announcement on social media.

The new AC terminal is expected to reduce congestion from the already functioning stations, as well as create space for additional trains.