The Union Minister mentioned in the tweet about the new construction techniques in the railways
As work is underway on India’s first bullet train between Mumbai and Ahmedabad, Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav informed that for the first time a girder launcher has been placed on the viaduct of a bullet train.
The Union Minister tweeted, “Girder Launcher placed on the bridge of Bullet Train. New construction techniques in railways.
Generally, a girder is suspended by a chain pulley and the rotation of the hanging girder is controlled manually with the help of ropes. The Mumbai–Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail Corridor is an under-construction high-speed rail line connecting India’s economic hub Mumbai with the city of Ahmedabad. When completed, it will be India’s first high-speed rail line.
National High-Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) was incorporated on 12th February, 2016 under the Companies Act, 2013 for the purpose of finance, construction, maintenance and management of high-speed rail corridors in India. The company has been designed as a ‘Special Purpose Vehicle’ in the joint sector with equity participation by the Central Government through the Ministry of Railways and two State Governments. Government of Gujarat and Government of Maharashtra.
The High-Speed Rail (HSR) project, apart from being a technological marvel, will provide quantifiable benefits like savings in travel time, vehicle operating cost, reduction in pollution, employment generation, reduction in accidents/increased safety, replacement of imported fuel . and reduction in pollutants.