NEW DELHI (Metro Rail News): The day started with good news for Larsen & Toubro (L&T) as it emerged as the lowest bidder for constructing the 237.1 km under Package C4 of the 508.17 km Mumbai – Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail also called MAHSR Bullet Train project, after the National High-Speed Rail Corporation (NHSRCL) opened financial bids submitted by 3 infrastructure development firms. The estimated cost of the package 4 was Rs 20,000 crores while the lowest bid value was Rs 24,985 crores.
Package C4 is the largest among all as it represents 46.66% of the main-line. It starts at Maharashtra – Gujarat border to Vadodara Station and includes four stations at Vapi, Bilimora, Surat and Bharuch in Gujarat.
NHSRCL invited bids for its the project which is financed by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) on March 15, 2019. Technical bids were opened on September 23 in which three bidders qualified for the next level.
Financial Bid Values:
Larsen & Toubro Ltd. (L&T) – Rs 24,985.164 crores.
Tata Projects Ltd. – J Kumar Infraprojects Ltd. – NCC Ltd. JV – Rs 28,228.392 crores.
Afcons Infrastructure Ltd. – Ircon International Ltd. – JMC Projects India Ltd. JV – Rs 36,874.706 crores.
Package No. – MAHSR-C-4
The scope of the work includes design and construction of civil works along with building works including testing and commissioning on design-build for double line High-Speed Railway involving Viaducts, Bridges, Maintenance Depots, Tunnel, Stations (Vapi, Bilimora, Surat and Bharuch), and Surat Depot between Zaroli Village at Maharashtra-Gujarat Border and VadodaraIt does not include works for 04 No. PSC Bridges and 07 No. Steel Truss Bridges of the project in Gujarat.