NHSRCL invites bid for Rs 20,000 crore bullet train project


New Delhi, Metro Rail News: The National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) which is implementing Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ambitious bullet train project (Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail corridor) invites bid for the design, construction, testing and commissioning of 237 km length of mainline for Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail corridor. This is about 47% of the total alignment of 508 km.

The Government of India has received an ODA loan from Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) towards the cost of the project for construction of Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail corridor. So That, 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.

According to the agreement with the Japanese Funding Agency, JICA, only Indian and Japanese construction firms are qualified to put their bids.

The tender document published on Friday stated that the companies will have to submit their bids with Rs 200 crore security amount. Usually, the bid security amount is about 1% of the project cost. Hence, the works would involve around Rs 20,000 crore investment or expenditure”, said a government official, who has been involved in rolling out of mega infrastructure projects.

The official target of the completion of India’s first high-speed rail line project is 2023. While the train is designed to operate at a speed of 350 kilometres per hour, it will be running at a maximum speed of 320 kilometres, cutting down the travel time between Mumbai and Ahmedabad by 5 hours. As of now, the fastest train on this route takes around seven hours.

Mumbai-Ahmedabad line will have 12 stations, BKC, Thane, Virar, Boisar, Vapi, Bilimora, Surat, Bharuch, Vadodara, Anand, Ahmedabad and Sabarmati.

Details 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 Viaducts, Bridges, Maintenance Depots, Stations (Vapi, Bilimora, Surat and Bharuch), and Surat Depot between Zaroli Village at Maharashtra-Gujarat Border (MAHSR Km. 156.600) and Vadodara (MAHSR Km. 393.700), excluding Works for 04 No. PSC Bridges and 06 No. Steel Truss Bridges, 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 corridor.

There will be 24 river crossings and 30 road & canal crossings. The entire alignment will have four stations– Vapi, Bilimora, Surat and Bharuch (all in Gujarat).

About 30 % of the land required for the project has been acquired, NHSRCL expects that by the time the tender will be finalised by November 2019, the required land would be available

Important details:

  • Tender Notice No. MAHSR C-4 dated 15.03.2019
  • Approx Tender Value: INR 20,000 crores
  • Cost of Bid document: INR 2,36,000/-
  • Sale of Bid Document: From 20.03.2015 to 15.07.2019 (between 10.00 hrs to 17.00 hrs) in all working days.
  • Bid Security Money: INR 2,000,000,000/-
  • Pre-bid Meeting: 16.04.2019 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: 16.07.2019 (up to 15.00 hrs)
  • Date & Time for Opening of Technical Bid: 16.07.2019 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
Tel: 011-28070000
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.nhsrcl.in

Feel Free to write an email for bidding support on [email protected]

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