New Delhi, India (Urban Transport News): National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) today opened the financial bids for the contract package MAHSR-C-5 of Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Project. This contract package was called for the construction of 8.198 km stretch of the 508.17 km bullet train corridor in Gujarat.
"National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) has opened financial bids for Design and construction of about 8 km length of the viaduct in the state of Gujarat including one HSR station at Vadodara for Mumbai Ahmedabad High Speed Rail corridor (under C5 package). The financial bids of 2 (two) technically qualified bidders were opened and M/s Larsen & Toubro Limited is the lowest bidder," said NHSRCL in an official statement.
As per the result shared by the corporation, the Indian major infra firm Larsen & Toubro Limited (L&T) emerged as the lowest bidder (L1) by beating two consortia. The financial position of the each bidder is under:-
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 involving Vadodara Station, Confirmation Car Base, Viaducts & Bridges, Crossing Bridges and Associated works between MAHSR Km. 393.700 and MAHSR Km. 401.898 in the State of Gujarat for the Project for Construction of Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Corridor.
Tender for this contract package was issued in June 2021 and technical bids were opened in October 2021. The work completion deadline is set for 1490 days (4 years) by the NHSRCL.
This is third major civil contract package won by Larsen & Toubro Ltd (L&T) for Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Project.
Package MAHSR C-4: For the construction of 237.1 km elevated high speed rail line between Zaroli Village (Maharashtra/Gujarat Border) and Vadodara (Contract Value: Rs 24,985 crore).
Package MAHSR C-6: For the construction of 87.569 km elevated section between Vadodara and Ahmedabad (Contract Value: Rs 7,289 crore).
The 508.17 km Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Bullet Train Corridor will connect Mumbai to Ahmedabad with 12 HSR stations. The estimated cost of this project is Rs 1.10 Lakh Crore. This project is being financed by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
Due to land acquisition issues, Ministry of Railway has postponed project completion deadline three times and now it is expected to commence partial operation of bullet train in 2026.
For more details, please explore the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail page of Urban Transport News.