New Delhi, India (Urban Transport News): National High Speed Rail Corporation Ltd (NHSRCL) on October 4, 2021 (Monday) opened the financial bids for Contract Package C-7 of Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Corridor. The bids were invited for the construction of 18.133 km section of India's first Bullet Train Project i.e. Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Corridor.
According to the bid result announced by NHSRCL, the consortium comprising of IRCON International Ltd and Dineshchandra R. Agrawal Infracon Pvt Ltd emerged as the lowest bidder by beating other three major infra firms/consoria. The financial positions of each bidder is as under:-
The scope of work under the contract package C-7 includes 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 Corridor.
Tender notice for the above work were issued in October, 2020 by the NHSRCL and technical bids were opened on March 23, 2021. Now bids have been sent for evaluation. If everything is okay, then NHSRCL will issue the LoA to the winning firm/consortia. The work is to be completed 4.5 years (1643 days). This is third major civil contract package of Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Corridor.
Due to delay in land acquisition and political battle between State and Central Government, the deadline of completion and commissioning of the project has missed several times. For more updates, please explore the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail page of Urban Transport News.