NEW DELHI (Metro Rail News): The National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) on Friday opened financial bids for the Package Number-MAHSR-P-1(B) which involves construction of four PSC bridges and seven steel truss bridges located between Zaroli Village at Maharashtra-Gujarat Border and Vadodara 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 quoting bid value of INR 549.67 Crores in comparison to the bid value of INR 618.05 Crores + 246 million Yen from KEC – SAM India JV and INR 677.77 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 four bidders. Later, one bidder disqualified based on evaluation and the financial bid values of the remaining three bidders is mentioned above.
Package No. – MAHSR-P-1(B)
Name of Work – Construction of Bridges for Double Line High Speed Railway for 04 No. PSC Bridges (GAD 9, 10, 11 & 1441) and 07 No. Steel Truss Bridges (GAD 68, 1134, 12, 61, 14, 15 & 62) [excluding fabrication and transportation of steel truss girders] between Zaroli Village at Maharashtra-Gujarat Border (MAHSR Km. 156.600) and Vadodara (MAHSR Km. 393.700), in the State of Gujarat and the Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli for the Project for Construction of Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail.
All these 11 bridges correspond to the under construction 237.1 km Package-C4 which runs from Zaroli Village at Maharashtra-Gujarat Border to the south of Vadodara. Contract for this package was awarded to Larsen & Toubro (L&T). This is the longest section of the line with four stations at Vapi, Bilimora, Surat and Bharuch in Gujarat.
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.