National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL)
Company typeSubsidiary of Indian Railways
IndustryHigh-speed rail
Founded12 February 2016; 8 years ago (12 February 2016) [1]
FounderMinistry of Railways
HeadquartersSector-9, Dwarka, Delhi
Key people
Jaya Verma Sinha
(Chairman)
Vivek Kumar Gupta
(Managing Director)
RevenueIncrease68.27 crore (US$8.5 million) (2019) [2]
Increase62.95 crore (US$7.9 million) (2019)[2]
Increase46.09 crore (US$5.8 million) (2019)[2]
Total assetsIncrease3,260.01 crore (US$410 million) (2019)[2]
Total equityIncrease3,124.47 crore (US$390 million) (2019)[2]
OwnerIndian Railways, Ministry of Railways, Government of India
Number of employees
387 (March 2023) [3]
Websitenhsrcl.in

The National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) was incorporated in 2016 to manage the High Speed Rail Corridor in India. It is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Indian Railways, Ministry of Railways, Government of India.[1]

NHSRCL was formed under the Companies Act, 2013. The objective of this body is the development and implementation of the high-speed rail projects in India. The corporation is a ‘Special Purpose Vehicle’ (SPV) in the joint sector with equity participation of the Ministry of Railways, Government of India and two State Governments - Gujarat and the Maharashtra.[1]

Headquarters

The company with estimated employees of 4,500 people (approximately), has its headquarters are situated on 2nd Floor, Asia Bhawan, Road no. 205, Sector 9, Dwarka, New Delhi – 110077.[1]

Projects

Main article: List of high-speed railway lines in India

National Rail Plan's (NRP) proposed routes of high-speed rail corridors.

The NHSRCL is currently managing the planning and construction of twelve high-speed rail corridors.[4] A total of eight of the proposals have been approved, with one currently under construction. Once the corridors have been completed, NHSRCL will further extend the lines to form a network of high-speed rail connectivity in India, which is also known as the Diamond Quadrilateral.[5][6][7]

Mumbai–Ahmedabad HSR

Main article: Mumbai–Ahmedabad high-speed rail corridor

It is the first High-speed rail corridor to be implemented in India, with technical and financial assistance of the Japan, with total twelve stations in the States of Maharashtra, Gujarat and Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli.[8] The high speed rail corridor will have a length of 508.17 km with 155.76 km in the state of Maharashtra (7.04 km in Mumbai sub-urban, 39.66 km in Thane district & 109.06 km in Palghar district), 4.3 km in Union territory of Dadra & Nagar Haveli and 348.04 km in the state of Gujarat.[9]

The High speed rail corridor will cover total 12 stations namely Mumbai, Thane, Virar and Boisar (in Maharashtra), Vapi, Bilimora, Surat, Bharuch, Vadodara, Anand, Ahmedabad and Sabarmati (in Gujarat). A limited stop (in Surat & Vadodara) service of the high speed rail corridor will cover the route in 1 hr. and 58 mins and all stops service will take 2 hr. 57 min to cover this route.

Delhi–Ahmedabad HSR

Main article: Delhi–Ahmedabad high-speed rail corridor

The Detailed Project Report (DPR) of Delhi–Ahmedabad high-speed rail corridor has been prepared and this corridor is waiting for approval and land acquisition to start.

Delhi–Lucknow–Varanasi HSR

Main article: Delhi–Varanasi high-speed rail corridor

Delhi-Varanasi high speed rail corridor is India's second bullet train project after the Mumbai Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Corridor. The 865 km HSR corridor will connect Varanasi to NCR through 12 stations.

Varanasi–Patna–Howrah HSR

Main article: Varanasi–Howrah high-speed rail corridor

The Detailed Project Report (DPR) of Varanasi–Howrah high-speed rail corridor is being prepared.

Chennai–Bengaluru-Mysuru HSR

Main article: Chennai-Mysuru high-speed rail corridor

It will be first high speed rail corridor in Southern part of India.

Mumbai–Nagpur HSR

Main article: Mumbai–Nagpur high-speed rail corridor

The Detailed Project Report (DPR) of Mumbai–Nagpur high-speed rail corridor is being prepared.

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d "About us". NHSRCL.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Balance Sheet 31.03.2019".
  3. ^ "7th Annual Report 2022-23" (PDF). National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited. 29 September 2023. p. 38. Retrieved 31 December 2023.
  4. ^ "Bullet train to Jammu, Guwahati? Indian Railways proposes to connect these major cities with high-speed rail". The Times of India. 19 December 2020.
  5. ^ "Focus on diamond quadrilateral". The Hindu. 12 June 2014.
  6. ^ Sanjib Kumar. "Powering a high-speed dream". Gulf News.
  7. ^ Chris Sleight. "New Indian government moots high-speed rail network". KHL. Archived from the original on 14 July 2014. Retrieved 19 August 2021.
  8. ^ "JICA presents draft report on bullet train project to joint committee". timesofindia-economictimes.
  9. ^ "Bullet train work to start in Mar-Apr next year". Deccan Herald. 10 August 2019.