Ahmedabad: National Monuments Authority Approves Construction of NHSRCL Station at Pier 12 | Ahmedabad News

AHMEDABAD: The National Monument Authority after site inspection has finally granted the No Objection Certificate for the construction of the National High-Speed ​​Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) station at pier number 12 towards Saraspur.
The historical monuments protected by the Archaeological Survey of India – Jhulta Minar and Brick Minar fell within the radius of 100 meters from the construction of the elevated corridor for the bullet train. NHSRCL has already prepared the design of the station on Platform 12 which will be a multi-modal station that would have connectivity with Indian Railways, Ahmedabad Metro linking Thaltej and Vastral and High Speed ​​Rail. The metro station goes underground.
The NHSRCL has already launched civil tenders for the Kalupur station. However, construction was delayed as ASI approval was awaited. On Saturday, Tarun Vijay, chairman of the National Monument Authority of New Delhi, along with officials from the National Monument Authority and the Gujarat State Archeology Authority, visited the site proposed by the National High Speed ​​Rail Corporation near the platform. -form no. 12. The inspection was carried out after the NHSRCL applied to the National Monument Authority of New Delhi for the No Objection Certificate for the construction of the NHSRCL corridor in the buffer zone of two heritage structures Jhulta Minar and Brick Minar in the Kalupur region in the city.
Jhulta Minar is located 244m from the proposed bullet train route and Brick Minar is located 127m from the proposed bullet train route and 200m from the proposed elevated station.
Tarun Vijay, Chairman of the NMA, assessed the archaeological, visual, cultural, vibration and pollution impact, due to the proposed alignment of the high-speed train on two historical monuments of national significance, namely Jhulta Minar and Brick Minar. Impact in all aspects is rated as below limit and satisfactory according to NHSRCL sources. The case had been pending for a long time and it will accelerate the progress of the high-speed train project.