New Delhi, India (Urban Transport News): The National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) signed a memorandum of undertaking (MoU) with the joint venture of IRCON International and Dineshchandra R. Agrawal Infracon Private Limited for design and construction of about 18 km of viaduct between Anand and Sabarmati including two HSR stations: Ahmedabad and Sabarmati for Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail corridor under MAHSR- C7 Package. The total value of contract is Rs 3,429 crores.
In October 2021, IRCON International - Dineshchandra R. Agrawal Infracon JV was emerged as the lowest bidder by beating five other major infra firms/consortia such as Afcons Infrastructure Ltd, Larsen & Toubro Ltd, Dilip Buildcon - Ranjit Buildcon - Sam India Bultwell JV etc.
The scope of work under the contract package C-7 includes design and construction of Civil and Building Works including Testing and Commissioning on Design Build Lump Sum Price Basis for Double Line High Speed Railway involving Ahmedabad Station, Sabarmati Station, Viaduct & Bridges, Crossing Bridges (excluding fabrication and transportation of steel truss girders) and Associated works between MAHSR km. 489.467 and MAHSR km. 507.599 in the State of Gujarat for the Project for Construction of Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Corridor.
Tender notice for the above work were issued in October, 2020 by the NHSRCL. Technical bids were opened on March 23, 2021.
Mumbai - Ahmedabad High Speed Rail will traverse through Western Railway’s Ahmedabad Railway Juction and shall be integrated with Saraspur side of the existing Ahmedabad Railway station. Ahmedabad High Speed Rail station will be built over the existing railway platform no. 11 & 12.
To ensure seamless integration of the Ahmedabad HSR station with other modes of rail transport, NHSRCL has designed a user-friendly station layout for Ahmedabad.
An integrated Building for passenger transit is planned on east side of the existing railway station, where Passengers will be able to swiftly switch from one mode to another. This building will be equipped with escalators and elevators and will house many passenger convenience facilities like Booking office, Passenger lobby, tea/coffee kiosks and other amenities etc.
The Sabarmati HSR station will also provide seamless connectivity to the passengers as it will be connected to the upcoming Sabarmati Passenger Hub.
Both the HSR stations will be environment friendly with provisions of water conservation and natural light arrangements inside the station.
For more details, please explore the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail page of Urban Transport News.