MG Contractors Pvt. Ltd. on Friday emerged as the lowest bidder to build 4 prestressed concrete (PSC) and 7 steel truss bridges for the 508.17 km Mumbai – Ahmedabad High Speed Rail (MAHSR Bullet Train) project after NHSRCL opened financial bids for P-1B.
All 11 bridges of this package correspond to Larsen & Toubro’s under construction 237.1 km Package C4 which runs from Zaroli Village on MH/GJ border to south of Vadodara. This is the longest section of the line with 4 stations at Vapi, Bilimora, Surat and Bharuch in Gujarat.
The fabrication and transportation of the steel truss girders will be done through Package P4 X & Y which was awarded to Larsen & Toubro – IHI Infrastructure Systems Consortium in January.
NHSRCL invited bids for P1B in November 2020 with a 1096 day (3 year) deadline and an unknown estimate. Technical bids were opened in March 2021 to reveal 4 bidders. During evaluation, Ranjit Buildcon was disqualified as their bid didn’t comply with the conditions.
Financial Bid Values:
|MG Contractors||549.67 crore|
|KEC – SAM India JV||618.05 crore + 246 million Yen|
|GRIL – GPT JV||677.77 crore|
Scope: Construction of Bridges for Double Line High Speed Railway for 04 No. PSC Bridges (GAD 9, 10, 11 & 1441) and 07 No. Steel Truss Bridges (GAD 68, 1134, 12, 61, 14, 15 & 62) [excluding fabrication and transportation of steel truss girders] between Zaroli Village at Maharashtra-Gujarat Border (MAHSR Km. 156.600) and Vadodara (MAHSR Km. 393.700), in the State of Gujarat and the Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli for the Project for Construction of Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail
NHSRCL’s estimate is unknown, so it’s difficult to provide an assessment on how MG’s bid is placed and what could possibly be the next steps.
A list of all bullet train civil packages and their status can be viewed here.
There’s another bridge package with 5 bridges – Package P1C – which corresponds to the 87.569 km Package C6 (Vadodara – Nadiad/Anand – Ahmedabad). NHRSCL received 5 bids for it in March and that’s now next in line for opening. Stay tuned…