New Delhi, India (Urban Transport News): The National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) on 25th September 2020 opened technical bids for two packages for Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Corridor.
The contract package (P-4) is related to the procurement and fabrication of 28 steel bridges for crossing over railway lines, rivers, highways, road crossings and other structures.
As per information shared by NHSRCL, the following bidders participated in the tender process:
Bidders for Procurement and Fabrication of 28 steel bridges (Package P-4):
Out of these, Sr. No. 1 to 7 are Indian companies and Sr. No. 8 is a consortium between Indian and a Japanese Company.
The contract package (C-6) is related to the design and construction of 88 km (Approx) of the viaduct between Vadodara and Ahmedabad in Gujarat including the construction of an elevated HSR station at Anand/Nadiad.(C-6), 5 Bridges, and 25 crossings. The following bidders participated in the tender process:
All three bidders are Indian.
"It is estimated that about 70,000 MT of Steel will be used for the fabrication of 28 steel bridges. NHSRCL has already sensitized the steel industries to cater to such a huge demand for India’s first High-Speed Rail corridor," said in a statement released by NHSRCL.
With the opening of these bids, the technical bids covering 64% (325 km out of 508 km) of the total MAHSR alignment including five HSR stations (Vapi, Billimora, Surat, Bharuch and Anand/Nadiad) out of 12 stations and one Train depot at Surat are under consideration. Earlier this week, NHSRCL has opened the technical bids for 237 km of the viaduct between Vapi and Vadodara in Gujarat including 4 elevated HSR stations and one Train depot at Surat where all the three bidders comprising seven leading Indian infrastructure companies had participated.
The Indian Steel and Cement industries and their allied supply chains will get a big boost from these tenders.
For more details about the project, please explore the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail page of Urban Transport News.