NEW DELHI (Metro Rail News): The work for India’s first bullet train project is on track. The National High-Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) which will be part of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train corridor recently floated its second high-value tender for design and construction of India’s first undersea tunnel for Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail corridor.
The bullet train corridor from BKC to Kalyan Shilphata will have a 21 Km underground corridor in Maharashtra and the bids have been invited for this 7 km stretch undersea tunnel will be constructed under the sea bed.
Japan’s Kawasaki Geological Engineering along with engineers of NHSRCL, RITES Ltd. conducted a geotechnical investigation for the tunnel last year. As per the tender the construction work is supposed to be completed in 3.5 years.
The Government of India has received an ODA loan from Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) towards the cost of the project for the construction of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail corridor. Therefore, the Government of India through the National High-Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) is inviting the international competitive bids (ICB) from the eligible contractors/tenderers on lump sum price basis. The ICB will be conducted as per the JICA’s single stage biding procedure.
Details of Work:
The bid is invited for construction of tunnelling works including testing and commissioning for double line high-speed railway using tunnel boring machine (TBM) and new Austrian tunnelling method (NATM) between Mumbai underground station at Bandra-Kurla Complex (MHHSR Km 0.773) and Shilphata (MAHSR Km. 21.150) in the State of Maharashtra for the Project for Construction of Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail corridor.
Important details of Tender:
- Tender Notice No. MAHSR C-2 dated 23.04.2019
- Approx Tender Value: 7,000 crores
- Cost of Bid document: INR 2,36,000/-
- Sale of Bid Document: From 26.04.2019 to 22.08.2019 (between 10.00 hrs to 17.00 hrs) in all working days.
- Bid Security Money: INR 7,00,000,000/-
- Pre-bid Meeting: 24.05.2019 at 11.00 hrs
- Pre-bid Meeting Venue: National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited, 2nd Floor, Asia Bhawan, Road No.205, Sector-9, Dwarka, New Delhi-110077
- Last Date of Submission of Bid: 23.08.2019 (up to 15.00 hrs)
- Date & Time for Opening of Technical Bid: 23.08.2019 at 15.30hrs.
For any clarification/query or inspection of bid documents, the bidder can contact –
The Managing Director,
National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited,
2nd Floor, Asia Bhawan, Road No.205,
Sector-9, Dwarka, New Delhi-110077
E-mail: [email protected]
we would like to mention here is that aid the foundation stone for the bullet train project was laid down by Prime Minister Narendra Modi last year with Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe. While the project is expected to be complete by 2023, a few reports suggested that the project might miss the 2023 deadline because of delays in the initial land acquisition process.
NHSRCL floated its first high-value tender worth Rs. 20,000 for the 237 km out of 508 km-long corridors.
In case of seeking bidding support, please write to [email protected]