MAHARASHTRA (Metro Rail News): The Bandra Kurla Complex Station of the 508.17 km Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail (MAHSR Bullet Train) has received bids from 4 companies or consortiums after the National High-Speed Rail Corporation Ltd. (NHSRCL) floated technical bids on 4th November.
The cut and cover method will be used to construct this 1.03 km long terminus station for Package C1 between chainages -0.255 and 0.775. Six 425m-long platforms will be located within the 467m-long station space to accommodate 16 coach trains.
The station box will have three levels: a service floor, a concourse, and a platform, all of which will be 24 metres below ground.
NHSRCL issued a tender invitation for this package in November 2019, but it was later cancelled in February 2022 due to uncertainties over the project’s completion. A new invitation to tender was issued in July 2022, with a completion time of 1638 days (4.48 years).
Four Bidders are:
Afcons Infrastructure Ltd.
J. Kumar Infraprojects Ltd. (JKIL)
Larsen & Toubro (L&T)
MEIL – HCC JV
IFB Number of the Tender is Package No. MAHSR-C-1
Brief Scope includes Design and Const. of Civil and Buildings Works on Design-Build Lump Sum Price basis for Double Line High-Speed Railway for Mumbai Underground Station, Cut and Cover Tunnel and Shaft-1 from MAHSR Km. -0.255 to Km. 0.775 at BKC in Maharashtra.
“After completion of the technical evaluation, the financial bids will also be opened. This will take a couple of months to complete after which the financial bids of the technically qualified bidders will be opened to reveal who is the lowest bidder. The lowest bidder will be the contractor for the construction of the BKC underground station,” said a spokesperson for NHSRCL.