Dharmesh Surelia Chairman & MD
Macons 60M3 and 90M3 plants are providing consistent and high-quality concrete for construction of India’s first high speed Mumbai-Ahmedabad HSR.
The rapid ongoing construction work of the 508-km Mumbai–Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Corridor (MAHSR corridor) can be classified as a major engineering marvel of the country. Being India’s first high-speed rail line, it will strengthen infrastructure capacity building of the country and reinforce Mumbai’s identity as the ‘City of Dreams’. It will connect 12 major stations - Mumbai, Thane, Virar, Boisar (Maharashtra), Vapi, Bilimora, Surat, Bharuch, Vadodara, Anand, Ahmedabad, and Sabarmati (Gujarat). The estimated project cost is ₹1.1 lakh crores and the construction work is being executed by the National High Speed Rail Corporation Ltd (NHSRCL).
Out of the total 508 km length of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail Project, 352 kms lie in the state of Gujarat (348 km) and Dadra and Nagar Haveli (4 km), while 156 kms lie in the state of Maharashtra.
NHSRCL has divided the civil construction work of 508 km long project into 8 packages.
Contractors involved in the project include Larsen & Toubro, IRCON – DRA JV and SCC – VRS JV. Larsen & Toubro has been awarded Package 4, 5 and 6. Its scope of work entails 237.1 km elevated line between Zaroli Village (MH/GJ Border) and Vadodara under Package 4; 8.198 km elevated viaduct and station within Vadodara under Package 5 and; 87.569 km elevated viaduct between Vadodara and Ahmedabad under Package 6.
IRCON – DRA JV has been awarded Package 7 with a scope of work entailing 18.133 km elevated viaduct and station within Ahmedabad.
Macons 90M3 three plants have been installed for Larsen & Toubro’s Package of the bullet train project at 3 sites – Vadodara, Karjan and Navsari. Apart from this, 60M3 / 90M3 plants will be deployed for Ahmedabad Railway Station and Sabarmati Railway Station, at the Package of contractor DR Agrawal Infracon. Couple of more 60M3 and 90M3 plants are in plan for installation at the project sites. These plants are providing turnkey solutions to the project with higher productivity and efficiency.
MCP High Grade Concrete Mixing Plant 90M3 and 60M3 are designed for production of concrete at sites where quality, reliability, flexibility, and performance are the key requirements.
Contractors are utilizing Macons plants for Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project for consistent and superior quality concrete. The salient features of MCP High Grade Concrete Mixing Plant are that it requires less installation time due to modular design, it has a fully automatic-electronic operation with PLC/PC Control with a reliable, fast and accurate electronic weighing system for major inputs, and has a full service, technical support and spares back-up.
The plant’s structure is built of steel profiles that are welded together. Before the initial coat of paint is applied, the whole structure is shot blasted. The plant is easy to disassemble, transport, and reassemble, saving time and money.