The First Bullet Train Terminal in India Has Been Unveiled!

By Consultants Review Team Saturday, 09 December 2023

Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw has unveiled India's first bullet train terminal, which will be located at the Sabarmati Multimodal Transport Hub in Ahmedabad. Vaishnaw uploaded a video of the terminal, which features cutting-edge design aspects. The Japanese government is providing major technical and financial support for this initiative. The video, uploaded by Minister Vaishnaw, showed the terminal's blend of modern architectural elements and traditional traditions.

Some unique aspects of the Sabarmati Multimodal Transport Hub:

  • The twin-structured Hub building features dedicated areas for offices, commercial developments and passenger-serving retail stores.

  • To promote simple access to the Hub building, separate pick-up and drop-off facilities have been built, as well as enough parking space for private automobiles, taxis, buses, autos and two-wheelers. This ensures seamless passenger movement and traffic flow in the vicinity of the HSR station.a

  • The Hub structure includes a designated Concourse Floor (on the third floor) for travelers, which includes facilities such as waiting areas, retail spaces, and restaurants. The building blocks are separated into two different portions above the concourse floor, Block A and Block B, with interconnecting terraces at two levels.

  • Block A, with six levels above the concourse, will house future office space, whilst Block B, with four floors, will house a hotel with rooms, banquet halls, conference rooms, a swimming pool, and a restaurant.

  • A Ticket Counter facility for Indian Railways is also provided in the Hub concourse to ensure seamless passenger movement between Indian Railways and HSR. A massive stainless steel artwork commemorating the iconic Dandi March movement has been sculpted on the building's southern façade to pay honor to Sabarmati's historical setting.

  • The Hub embraces sustainable techniques, including the installation of solar panels on terraces, huge landscaping terraces and gardens, efficient water fixtures, energy-saving air conditioning, and lighting fixtures. The design provides adequate natural light and spectacular vistas in the majority of occupied areas throughout the structure.

  • Through Foot Overbridges (FOBs), the proposed Hub building connects to the High-Speed Rail (HSR) Station, both sides of Western Railway Stations, Metro Station and Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS).

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