NEW DELHI (Metro Rail News): The National High-Speed Rail Corporation (NHSRCL) and Larsen & Toubro on Thursday signed a formal contract valued at Rs 24,985 crore to build the 237.1 km Package C4 of the 508.17 km Mumbai – Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail project.
The project is aimed at connecting the cities of Mumbai and Ahmadabad which will have 12 stations on the network. Satoshi Suzuki, the Ambassador of Japan to India was also present during the program.
This package includes design and construction of 237 km length of the viaduct between Vapi (Zaroli Village at Maharashtra- Gujarat Border) and Vadodara in the state of Gujarat for 508 km of Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail corridor.
It also includes the construction of the Surat Depot, 14 river crossings, 42 road crossings, 6 railway crossings and one 350 meter tunnel through a hill.
Technical bids for this tender were opened on September 23 and in less than one month, the financial bids were opened after evaluation of the technical bids, it said. The duration for completion of the works is four years from the date of commencement of the contract.
“During the construction phase of this section, the areas around the alignment will witness social and economic development. There will be employment generation not only for the professionals like engineers, technicians, designers, architects etc but also for the skilled and semi-skilled workforce and construction workers,” according to an official.