The National High Speed Rail Corporation, which is executing the Mumbai–Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail Corridor (MAHSR) project, has started the process of full span girder erection in a swift and unhindered manner over a railway line near Anand (Gujarat).
Mumbai–Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail Corridor aims at connecting the country's economic hub Mumbai with the city of Ahmedabad in Gujarat and is going to be India’s first high-speed rail line when completed. In the 2009–2010 Rail Budget, the Mumbai–Ahmedabad corridor was introduced for a feasibility study and along with it, five other high-speed rail corridors are also being implemented across the country. From Pune to Ahmedabad via Mumbai, a 650 km long high-speed rail corridor has been proposed to be run by a consortium of RITES, Italferr, and Systra with a speed of 350 km/h.
In Mumbai–Pune section, the proposed station is Lonavala and stations in Mumbai–Ahmedabad section are Surat, Bharuch, and Vadodara. Between Mumbai and Ahmedabad, it was proposed to have 32 services. Railway officials have also proposed extending the corridor up to Bengaluru.