AHMEDABAD (Metro Rail News): As the first pile foundation was started for constructing viaducts between Vadodara and Ahmedabad, the NHSRCL team stands proudly alongside the machine, knowing that they are a crucial part of bringing India’s first bullet train.
The Ahmedabad-Vadodara contract, which includes an elevated corridor, calls for the design and construction of civil and building works, as well as testing and commissioning, for a Double Line High Speed Railway that includes 87.5 kilometers of viaducts and bridges, 25 crossing bridges and a tunnel, 97.50 kilometers of roads, one station, a maintenance depot, four sub-maintenance depots, and other associated structures.
With Larsen and Toubro emerging as the lowest bidder for the Ahmedabad-Vadodara portion of the bullet train, it is almost certain that the company will construct the corridor. The business was announced as the lowest bidder for the C6 package for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Project, with a price of Rs 7,289 crore. The government began accepting financial proposals.
JICA is funding the project (Japan International Cooperation Agency). The Tata Projects-J Kumar Infrastructure Projects Ltd-NCC Ltd. and AFCONS Infrastructure Ltd.-Ircon International-JMC Projects consortiums were also bidders for this package.
The NHRSCL has also granted the contract for the majority of the part in Gujarat. Officials claimed the NHSRCL, the nodal body responsible for implementing the 508-kilometer corridor, will shortly award the contract to L&T for the Ahmedabad-Vadodara segment and has set a 48-month timeline for completion of the work from the date of the work order’s issuance. NHSRCL officials report that almost 83 percent of the project’s land acquisition has been accomplished. While the majority of the land required in Gujarat has been secured, around 23% of the land required in Maharashtra has been bought. Gujarat accounts for a sizable section of the route – 349 kilometers out of the entire 508 kilometers.