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New Delhi, India (Urban Transport News): The National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) today signed the second Contract Agreement of Design and Construction of 88 km (Approx) of viaducts between Vadodara and Ahmedabad in Gujarat (C-6 package) including the construction of elevated HSR station at Anand/Nadiad, for Mumbai- Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Corridor, with Larsen & Toubro Limited. The total value of this contract is Rs 7,289 crores.
With this, NHSRCL has awarded civil contracts for the construction of 92% of MAHSR alignment in the state of Gujarat (325 Km out of 352 Km in Gujarat). It also includes five HSR stations (Vapi, Billimora, Surat, Bharuch, Anand/Nadiad, Train depot at Surat and One Mountain Tunnel of 350 metres.
On 2nd November 2020, NHSRCL had opened the financial bids of the contract package C-6 where L&T Limited emerged as the lowest bidder after beating two other major construction firms viz. Tata Projects – J Kumar Infraprojects – NCC JV and Afcons Infrastructure – Ircon International – JMC Projects India JV.
Last month, in November 2020, NHSRCL had signed a Contract Agreement of 237 km length of the viaduct between Vapi (Zaroli Village at Maharashtra- Gujarat Border) and Vadodara in the state of Gujarat for 508.15 km of Mumbai- Ahmedabad High Speed Rail corridor.
Commenting on the contract signing ceremony, Achal Khare, Managing Director of NHSRCL said:
NHSRCL team has signed two big contracts for the civil works of MAHSR project in the last one month. As the construction works will soon start, besides the Steel and Cement industries the local industries, manufacturers and allied supply chains will also get a boost. The construction activities will also create jobs, for which NHSRCL has already started providing construction-related training. The Skill development training programs will not only make the youth Atmanirbhar but will also improve their employability in the project.
The 508.18 km double line Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail corridor will connect Mumbai in Maharashtra and Ahmedabad in Gujarat through 12 HSR station.
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