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.
Ministry of Railways had undertaken/completed pre-feasibility studies on 7 identified corridors. Further, the following corridors have been identified for feasibility studies for high speed rail connectivity to the four major metros and growth centers of the country: (i) Delhi-Mumbai, (ii) Mumbai-Chennai, (iii) Chennai-Kolkata, (iv) Kolkata-Delhi and both diagonals i.e. (v) Delhi-Chennai and (vi) Mumbai-Kolkata routes. Out of these, three studies have been awarded in September, 2015.
|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)|
Further, Ministry of Railways have also decided to undertake feasibility study through Government to Government co-operation route for Delhi-Nagpur with assistance of China.
Work on any project can start only after the sanction of project. The Mumbai-Ahmedabad high speed rail proposal has been submitted to an Empowered Committee on Innovation Collaborations chaired by Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog to suggest the way forward.
This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Manoj Sinha in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha on 4-12-2015