NEW DELHI (Metro Rail News): The National High-Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) on Tuesday opened financial bids for the Package Number- MAHSR-P-1(C)which involves construction of one PSC bridge and four steel truss bridges located between Vadodara and Ahmedabad in Gujarat for the 508.17 Km long Mumbai–Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail Corridor.
Financial bids revealed the bid values of three bidders in which MG Contractors Pvt. Ltd. emerged as the lowest bidder by quoting bid value of INR 261.24 Crores in comparison to the bid value of INR 349.22 crore + 14.79 million Yen from KEC – SAM India JV and INR 388.85 Crores from GRIL – GPT JV.
NHSRCL invited bids for this package in November 2020 with an unknown estimated cost and completion period of 3 years. Technical bids for the same were opened in March this year which revealed name of five bidders. Later, two bidders disqualified based on technical evaluation and the financial bid values of the remaining three bidders is mentioned above.
Package No. – MAHSR-P-1(C)
Name of Work – Construction of Bridges for Double Line High Speed Railway for 01 No. PSC Bridge (GAD 33) and 04 No. Steel Truss Bridges (GAD 28, 1967, 31 and 32) [excluding fabrication and transportation of steel truss girders] between Vadodara (MAHSR Km. 401.898) and Ahmedabad (MAHSR Km. 489.467), in the State of Gujarat for the Project for Construction of Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail.
All these 05 bridges correspond to the under construction 87.569 km Package-C6 which runs from north of Vadodara to the south of Ahmedabad. Contract for this package was awarded to Larsen & Toubro (L&T). Piling and pier work is already underway for this package at different sites throughout the route.
As the NHSRCL estimate for this contract is not known, it will be interesting to know about the awarding of this contract which is still likely to be awarded to MG Contractors on account of being the lowest bidder among the three bidders.
Just few day back, MG Contractors was also the lowest bidder for the construction of 11 bridges [MAHSR-P-1(B)] which correspond to the under construction 237.1 km Package-C4 which runs from Zaroli Village at Maharashtra-Gujarat Border to the south of Vadodara.