NEW DELHI, INDIA (Metro Rail News): National High-Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) on Tuesday opened the technical bids for the Package-7 of Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail Project. A total of 6 firms/Consortia submitted bids for this package. They are –
- Afcons Infrastructure
- Dilip Buildcon – Ranjit Buildcon – SAM India JV
- GR Infraprojects – Sadbhav Engineering JV
- Ircon – Dineshchandra R. Agrawal Infracon JV
- Larsen & Toubro (L&T)
- NCC – Tata Projects – J Kumar JV
Scope of Work – Design and Construction of Civil and Building Works including Testing and Commissioning on Design Build Lump Sum Price Basis for Double Line High Speed Railway involving Ahmedabad Station, Sabarmati Station, Viaduct & Bridges, Crossing Bridges (excluding fabrication and transportation of steel truss girders) and Associated works between MAHSR Km. 489.467 and MAHSR Km. 507.599 in the State of Gujarat for the Project for Construction of Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail.
Package No. – MAHSR-C-7
Tenders were invited for this package in October 2020 with completion period of 4.5 years. The package is the third longest within Gujarat. It comprises construction of about 18.1 Km high speed railway line including two elevated stations i.e. Ahmedabad Station and Sabarmati Stations.
The bids will now be sent for technical evaluation which can take upto a month. Later, based on firms which qualify the technical evaluation round, financial bids will be announced and the name of the lowest bidder and the most likely contractor for Package-7 of this project.
Mumbai–Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail Project is India’s first high-speed rail line connecting Mumbai with Ahmedabad with a route length of 508 km. The project is expected to be completed by the end of 2023 but has been delayed due to land acquisition issues with now expected to become fully operational by 2027. Once completed, the travel distance time between the two cities will be reduced to 2 hrs with trains operating at a top speed of 320 km per hour.