New Delhi, India (Urban Transport News): The National High Speed Rail Corporation Ltd (NHSRCL) today opened financial bids for the selection of civil contractors for its Contract Package C8 of the Mumbai Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Project. According to bid results, a consortium of SCC Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd and VRS Construction Pvt. Ltd. emerged as the lowest bidder.
The scope of work includes Design and Construction of Civil and Building Works for the Depot on Design Build Lump Sum Price Basis for Double Line High Speed Railway involving works for Site Formation, Abutment, Retaining Walls, Roadbed for the track, Box Culvert, Roads, Cable Duct, Foundations of OHE Masts, Piping, Drainage, Water Harvesting, Fire Fighting, Landscaping, Boundary Wall, General Inspection Train Shed, Maintenance Depot and other Associated works At Sabarmati between MAHSR Km. 507.599 and MAHSR Km. 509.726 in the State of Gujarat for the Project for Construction of Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Corridor.
A total of nine consortia/Joint venture companies viz. Dineshchandra R Agrawal (DRA) Infracon, ISGEC Heavy Engineering Ltd, KEC International Ltd, Montecarlo Ltd, M.S. Khurana Engineering Ltd, Patel Infrastructure Ltd, Ranjit Buildcon Ltd, SCC - VRS JV and URC Construction Pvt. Ltd
have submitted their bids. Out of, four consortia/Joint venture companies were qualified in the technical bid evaluation. The financial position of each bidder is as under:-
- Consortium of SCC Infrastructure Pvt Ltd and VRS Construction Pvt Ltd: Rs 307.24 crores (L1)
- M.S. Khurana Engineering Ltd: Rs 308.43 crores (L2)
- ISGEC Heavy Engineering Ltd: Rs 352.83 crores (L3)
- Dineshchandra R Agrawal (DRA) Infracon Pvt. Ltd: Rs 388.45 crores (L4)
Tender for this contract package was invited in October 2020 and technical bids were opened on February 19, 2021. This project is being financed by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
SCC Infrastructure Pvt Ltd is an Ahmedabad-based construction company while VRS Construction Pvt Ltd is Delhi based firm.
The Sabarmati depot will be the largest depot among the other three depots planned by NHSRCL. The depot will cover an area of approximately 84 hectares and will be utilized for inspection, maintenance, cleaning, and parking of the trainsets of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail corridor. The trainset washing facilities shall also be located at the depot.
For more details, please explore the "Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail" page of Urban Transport News.