Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train Project To Create Over 13,000 Jobs, Land Acquisition To Be Complete This Month

Swarajya StaffFriday, December 21, 2018 11:15 am IST
Representative Image (Carl Court/Getty Images)
Representative Image (Carl Court/Getty Images)

Construction on Mumbai-Ahmedabad high-speed rail corridor will soon start as the land acquisition for the project is set to be completed by the end of December 2018.

The progress would mean a good chance for job seekers as the National High-speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRC) will conduct job placements of about 3,500 people, reports Metro Rail News.

The NHSRCL, which is the implementing agency of the project, will be looking to recruit both technical and non-technical staff to operate the bullet train project. The hiring will be for staff positions in piloting, running, maintenance, signalling and various other technical works.

The agency, in order to lay roughly 2 lakh sleepers for the high-speed train, will be setting up four factories resulting in additional recruitment. Besides direct employment, the project is expected to provide work indirectly for over 10,000 people.

The MD, NHSRCL, Achal Khare believes the work to begin from January. The company will be issuing high-value tenders, starting from January 2019, Khare says while adding the preparation work of the bids is going on very fast. He informed that various experts from Vadodara are assigned to complete this task.

A training centre has been set up in Vadodara to train the personal. By February 2019, a 200-meter track will be prepared from 20 ‘Made in Japan’ slabs.

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