Ahmedabad, India (Urban Transport News): The TCAP Consortium led by Tata Consulting Engineers Ltd. (TCEL) comprising of Consulting Engineers Group Ltd. (CEG), Aarvee Associates Architects Engineers & Consultant Pvt. Ltd. and PADECO India Pvt. Ltd. commenced the project management consultancy work on 508.17 km Mumbai-Ahmadabad High-Speed Rail Project on October 14, 2021. Earlier this year, the consortium had emerged as the lowest bidder to provide project management consultancy (PMC) services for the civil construction of India's first Bullet Train Project.
"It is a proud moment for CEG that the PMC for the most prestigious and the largest project in Indian history, the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Bullet Train has been awarded to the JV of Tata Consulting Engineers (lead), Consulting Engineers Group Ltd (CEG), Aarvee and Padeco, Japan. We shall soon commencing our services and look forward to our active participation in nation-building and delivering the best quality service," said Vishwas Jain, Managing Director, Consulting Engineers Group Ltd.
In March 2021, the TCAP Consortium was emerged as the lowest bidder by beating the second bidder, a consortium led by Nippon Koei Co. Ltd. and comprising of Oriental Consultants Global Co. and RITES Limited. The TCAP Consortium had quoted 1364,830,000 (JPY) + 1014,94,15,952 (INR).
After evaluation of the bids submitted by both consortia, the National High Speed Rail Corporation Ltd (NHSRCL) had issued the letter of acceptance worth Rs 1,111 crores to TCAP Consortium for providing Project Management Consultancy Services for the Construction of Civil Works Packages of Mumbai - Ahmedabad HSR Corridor on June 17, 2021. NHSRCL on October 13, 2021, has issued the notice to proceed letter to the consortium.
The scope of work will also include supervision for all 13 civil works packages including viaducts, concrete/steel bridges, tunnels (undersea & mountain tunnels), civil work of all 12 stations, maintenance depots, and Training Institute building.
The tender notice for this PMC contract package with a completion deadline of 96 months was launched in November last year.
For more details, please explore the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail page of Urban Transport News.