NHSRCL to invites bids for Track works for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail project

NHSRCL has completed 33% of land acquisition in Maharashtra for MAHSR Corridor
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MUMBAI & AHMEDABAD (METRO RAIL NEWS): The National High-Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) has invited bids for the work Design, Supply and Construction of Track and Track related Works including Testing and Commissioning on Design-Build Lump Sum Price basis for Double Line High-Speed Railway between Vadodara and Sabarmati Depot and Workshop in the State of Gujarat for the Project for Construction of Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail.

Key Details:

  • Tender Reference Number: MAHSR T-3
  • Name of work: Design, Supply and Construction of Track  and Track related  Works including Testing and Commissioning on Design-Build Lump Sum Price basis for Double Line High Speed Railway between Vadodara (MAHSR Km. 393.700) and  Sabarmati Depot and Workshop (MAHSR  Km. 509.875)  in the State of Gujarat for the Project for Construction of Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail
  • Document Download / Sale Start Date: 24-Aug-2021
  • Document Download / Sale End Date: 22-Dec-2021
  • Pre Bid Meeting Date: 07-Oct-2021
  • Bid Submission Start Date: 15-Dec-2021
  • Bid Submission End Date: 22-Dec-2021
  • Bid Opening Date: 23-Dec-2021


The Government of India has received a loan from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) towards the cost of the Project for the Construction of  Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail. 

It is intended that part of the proceeds of this loan will be applied to eligible payments under this Contract for the Work as described in the title. The Government of India through National High-Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) (hereinafter referred to as Employer) now invites online sealed Bids from the eligible Bidders for the construction and completion of the Works as described in the title.   

International Competitive Bidding (ICB) will be conducted in accordance with JICA’s Single Stage (“Two Envelope”) Bidding Procedure. Bidding will be conducted through procedures in accordance with the applicable Guidelines for Procurement under Japanese ODA Loans and is open to all Bidders from eligible source countries, as mentioned in Section-V Eligible Source Countries of Japanese ODA Loans.

Project Details:

NHSRCL is implementing a 508 Km long Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Railway Project starting from Bandra Kurla Complex in Maharashtra and terminating at Sabarmati in Gujarat.

The Project would be developed with the use of Japanese high-speed rail technology (i.e. Shinkansen system).

The length of alignment is 508 Km (approx.) with a double line and will be passing through two states, Maharashtra (155.642 Km) and Gujarat (350.530 Km), and one UT of Dadra and Nagar Haveli (2 KMs). Most of the alignment, about 92.4%, will be elevated and a small portion of about 2.5% will be on the cut & fill section.

12 stations are proposed at Mumbai, Thane, Virar, Boisar, Vapi, Bilimora, Surat, Bharuch, Vadodara, Anand, Ahmedabad, and Sabarmati. The station in Mumbai will be Underground and all other stations will be elevated.

There are 8 mountain tunnels and one underground tunnel of 21 Km with a 7 Km undersea (Thane Creek) portion. Two numbers of Rolling stock depot & several maintenance/sub-maintenance depots (35 nos) are proposed along the alignment.

Tender document can only be obtained online after registration of tenderer on the website https://etenders.gov.in/eprocure/app

First full-height pier for MAHSR Corridor:

The National High-Speed Rail Corporation Limited took a significant step forward in its construction work by casting the first-full height pier near Vapi, Gujarat at Chainage 167 on Mumbai Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail Corridor which will run through 12 stations connecting Maharashtra, Dadar & Nagar Haveli and Gujarat.

The average height of the pier on this corridor is approximately 12-15 m and the exact height of this casted pier is 13.05 metres, which is almost equivalent to a 4 storey building. 

The pier is cast with 183 cubic meters of concrete quantity and 18.820 MT of steel. The special shuttering arrangement in the lift is one of the major features of the corridor providing better quality in 8 hours.

This major construction milestone has been achieved despite a severe shortage of manpower and other logistical challenges because of the ongoing pandemic and the ongoing monsoon season in the region. 

There are a number of such piers planned to be cast in the coming months paving way for the first high-speed rail corridor. NHSRCL is the executing agency mandated with building India’s first high-speed rail corridor between Mumbai & Ahmedabad.


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