New Delhi, India (Urban Transport News): The National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) today issued tender notice for the design and construction of Bandra Kurla Complex high speed rail station in Mumbai (Maharashtra) under C1 package. This will be the only underground station in Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Corridor (MAHSR).
The scope of work includes Design and Construction of Civil and Buildings Works including Testing and Commissioning on Design-Build Lump Sum Price basis for Double Line High Speed Railway for Mumbai Underground Station, Cut & Cover Tunnel and Shaft -1 from MAHSR Km. -0.255 to Km. 0.775 at Bandra-Kurla Complex in the State of Maharashtra for the Project for Construction of Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Corridor (MAHSR).
In addition to BKC Station, C1 Package tender also includes Cut and cover length of 467m and ventilation Shaft of 66m. This shaft will also be used for taking out tunnel boring machine (retrieval shaft).
The station will have 6 platforms and length of each platform is approx. 415 m (sufficient to accommodate a 16 coach bullet train). The station will have connectivity with metro and road.
Bandra Kurla Complex Bullet Train station is the only underground station on Mumbai - Ahmedabad High Spweed Rail Corridor.
The platform is planned at a depth of about 24 mtrs from the ground level. There will be three floors including platform, concourse and service floor.
Two entry/exit points are planned one to facilitate the access to nearby Metro station of metro line 2B and other towards the MTNL building.
The station has been planned in a way that ample space is available for passenger movement and amenities at the concourse and platform level.
A dedicated skylight provisions have been made for natural lighting.
The amenities planned for passengers at stations include- Security, Ticketing, Waiting areas, Business class Lounge, Nursery, Rest rooms, Smoking rooms, Information Kiosks and incidental retail, Public Information and announcement system, CCTV surveillance, etc.
Besides that, the integration with other modes of transportation like Metro, Buses, Autos and Taxis is also planned.
This development is come after getting clearance from the newly formed Maharashtra Government.