A joint feasibility study for Mumbai-Ahmedabad high speed corridor, co-financed by Indian Railways and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has been completed in July 2015 and the cost of 505 km long high speed line is estimated at approximately ₹ 98,000 crore.
The Government of Japan has given an assistance package proposal for Mumbai-Ahmedabad high speed corridor involving technical, Operation & maintenance (O&M) and financial assistance to the tune of 81% of project cost met through loan. The interest and other terms have not been finalised. No other country has offered such support for the project, said Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.
Consortium for High Speed Rail Lines have been awarded feasibility studies as mentioned below : –
|1||Delhi-Mumbai||M/s. The Third Railway Survey and Design Institute (Lead) Group Corporation- Lahmeyer International (India) Private Limited, India (Consortium)|
|2||Mumbai-Chennai||M/s. SYSTRA (Lead)- RITES-Ernest and Young LLP (Consortium)|
|3||Kolkata-Delhi||M/s. INECO (Lead)- M/s. TYPSA- Consultants and Technocrats Private Limited (Consortium)|
Apart from the above three studies, the feasibility study for Mumbai-Ahmedabad corridor has been done by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and report submitted in July, 2015. Further, it has been decided to undertake feasibility study of Delhi-Nagpur section through Government to Government co-operation with China.