NHSRCL Invites Bids for Mumbai – Ahmedabad HSR’s Package C8

India’s National High Speed Rail Corporation Ltd. (NHSRCL) on Thursday invited bids to construct the 2.127 km Package C-8 for preparatory works at Sabarmati Depot on 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 C8 of the main-line from chainage 507.599 to 509.726 within Ahmedabad is the shortest of 5 packages within Gujarat state and deals with the Sabarmati train maintenance depot which is the largest among three depots (others to be built at Surat and Thane) planned on this line for the inspection, maintenance and stabling of trainsets.

The depot will cover approximately 84 hectares and a notice inviting bids for constructing its workshop shed, inspection shed, office building, Operations & Control Centre (OCC), machinery & plants under Package D2 is currently pending.

The estimate for C8 is unknown at this time and I’ll update this section whenever I become aware.

IFB Number: Package No. MAHSR-C-8

Brief Scope: Design and Construction of Civil and Building Works for the Depot on Design Build Lump Sum Price Basis for Double Line High Speed Railway involving works for Site Formation, Abutment, Retaining Walls, Roadbed for track, Box Culvert, Roads, Cable Duct, Foundations of OHE Masts, Piping, Drainage, Water Harvesting, Fire Fighting, Landscaping, Boundary Wall, General Inspection Train Shed, Maintenance Depot and other Associated works At Sabarmati between MAHSR Km. 507.599 and MAHSR Km. 509.726 in the State of Gujarat for the Project for Construction of Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail

  • Completion Period: 1461 days (4 years)
  • Pre-bid Meeting: 23-Nov-2020 11:00 AM
  • Date & Time of Submission of Tender: 18-Feb-2021 at 03:00 PM
  • Date & Time of Opening of Tender: 19-Feb-2021 at 03:30 PM
Location of Sabarmati Station & Depot within Ahmedabad – view Mumbai – Ahmedabad HSR info & route map
Representational only: a bullet train depot in Japan – Infographic Copyright: NHSRCL

With this development, within Gujarat – now only Package C5’s tender notice for the main-line’s construction within Vadodara is pending.

Here’s a status of each civil package of the bullet train project – this table is best viewed on a desktop device.

Package & ScopeStatus
C1: 1.028 km Underground Station at BKC, MumbaiBids Invited in November 2019; Current Submission Deadline: December 21, 2020
C2: 20.377 km underground tunnel between BKC Station to Shilphata, Thane (3 Mega TBMs to be used)Bid Submission Deadline Passed – No Bids Received
C3: 135.450 km elevated line between Shilphata, Thane and Zaroli Village (MH/GJ Border)Tender Notice Pending
C4: 237.1 km elevated line between Zaroli Village (MH/GJ Border) and VadodaraL&T is Lowest Bidder
C5: 8.198 km elevated viaduct and station within VadodaraTender Notice Pending
C6: 87.569 km elevated viaduct between Vadodara and AhmedabadTechnical Bid Evaluation Underway (3 bids received on September 25)
C7: 18.133 km elevated viaduct and station within AhmedabadBids Invited October 8
C8: 2.126 km viaduct, building works at Sabarmati DepotBids Invited – this post!

The fabrication and installation of PSC bridges and steel truss bridges over roads, highways, railway lines and canals within these civil packages’ routes are part of 6 separate packages – see all contracts here.

For more updates, check out the High Speed Rail section of The Metro Rail Guy!


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15 Responses to "NHSRCL Invites Bids for Mumbai – Ahmedabad HSR’s Package C8"

  1. Suresh Bali says:

    This project in last month has been 🔥

    Sp much activity…

  2. Pranav says:

    Why 4 years for 2 kms?

    • Saket says:

      It is not only 2 km. It is a complete construction of a depot as well, which takes time..

    • BB Naikwadi says:

      It is a full pledged depot with all facilities,normal depot takes 2 yes ,this one is 80 hector and hence takes longer time.

    • TMRG says:

      To add to what Saket and BB mentioned – they’ve tried aligning its timeline with the other main-line packages’ timelines. No point fast-tracking this particular package and driving up cost.

  3. Rupraj Sengupta says:

    Hopefully the land acquisition is completed for the depot?

  4. AMRG says:

    If and When this line is integrated into Delhi-Ahmedabad one will this function as a the main depot for the whole line?

  5. Rohan says:

    When C4 package will be awarded?

  6. Tejasvi Raj Barrister says:

    What’s the estimated cost of this package!????


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