L&T Awarded Mumbai – Ahmedabad HSR First Civil Contract After it Emerged as The Lowest Bidder

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NEW DELHI (Metro Rail News): Larsen & Toubro recently announced that it had been awarded the contract to build the 237.1 km Package C4 of the 508.17 km Mumbai – Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail (MAHSR Bullet Train) which will connect these two cities through 12 stations. The estimated cost of the project is Rs. 1.1 lakh crore (US$15 billion). It shall be noted that it is first of its kind in India.
Package C4 which is the first package to be awarded for the main-line. It represents 46.66% of the main-line making it the longest amongst all and runs elevated from Zaroli Village on the Maharashtra – Gujarat border to Vadodara Station through 4 stations at Vapi, Bilimora, Surat and Bharuch in Gujarat. National High-Speed Rail Corporation (NHSRCL) had opened financial bids from 3 firms on October 23. In the process, L&T emerged as the lowest bidder among all.
The final contract value has not yet been made public either by L&T or the National High-Speed Rail Corporation (NHSRCL). It can be a matter of negotiation as experts suggest.

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