India’s National High Speed Rail Corporation Ltd. (NHSRCL) today invited bids to construct the 18.133 km Package C-7 of the 508.17 km Mumbai – Ahmedabad High Speed Rail (MAHSR Bullet Train) project which’ll connect both cities through 12 stations at an estimated cost of Rs. 1.1 lakh crore (US$15 billion).
Package C7 from chainage 489.467 to 507.600 is the third longest package within Gujarat state, and lies entirely within the Ahmedabad metropolitan region with 2 stations at Ahmedabad and Sabarmati.
Its estimate is unknown at this time and I’ll update this section whenever I become aware.
IFB Number: Package No. MAHSR-C-7
Brief Scope: 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
- Completion Period: 1643 days (4.5 years)
- Pre-bid Meeting: 06-Nov-2020 11:00 AM
- Date & Time of Submission of Tender: 04-Feb-2021 03:00 PM
- Date & Time of Opening of Tender: 05-Feb-2021 03:30 PM
Information on Ahmedabad Station shared by NHSRCL:
Mumbai Ahmedabad High Speed Rail will traverse through Western Railway’s Ahmedabad Junction Railway Station and shall be integrated with Saraspur side of the existing Ahmedabad station. Ahmedabad HSR station will be built over the existing railway platform no. 11 & 12.
To ensure seamless integration of the 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 integrated building shall provide connections to Western Railway existing foot over Bridges to facilitate passenger movement to & fro IR Platforms and underground metro station on Saraspur side.
The construction of HSR station over existing railway lines will be quite challenging. Along the railway tracks there are multiple utilities like platform sheds, offices, signalling and telecom cables, pipelines, electrical cables, tracks etc, which are being shifted before the commencement of the construction activities. The functional offices of Ahmedabad railway station have already been relocated. Carrying out construction activities of HSR station alongside ongoing Ahmedabad Mega metro construction, moving man & machinery over existing railway lines without disrupting passenger & cargo traffic at Ahmedabad Railway Station will also be challenging.
Information on Sabarmati Station shared by NHSRCL:
Sabarmati being the terminal station of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Corridor, NHSRCL has planned to develop it as a vibrant Multimodal Transport Hub in the region. To achieve seamless integration of various transport modes around the HSR station, a multi-modal transit terminal has been planned on the East side of Sabarmati HSR station which shall ensure smooth traffic flow in the influence area of HSR station. The Multi Modal Integration schemes focus on integration of existing and planned transit facilities in the station area. The available Right of Way (RoW) along existing road network has been optimally utilized for planning the inflow/outflow of estimated traffic in horizon years.
Sabarmati Station’s Terminal building is currently under construction by BL Kashyap & Sons through a Rs. 332 crore contract awarded in August 2018 – view satellite imagery and its design here.
With this development, within the state of Gujarat – now only the tender notices for Package C5 and C8 are pending. C5 involves the construction of a 8.198 km elevated viaduct and station within Vadodara, while C8 involves civil & building works for maintenance depots and connected works for Sabarmati Depot.
A list of all civil packages and their status can be viewed here.
For more updates, check out the High Speed Rail section of The Metro Rail Guy!