4 firms have bid to design, manufacture and install tracks (Package T-3) of the 508.17 km Mumbai – Ahmedabad High Speed Rail (MAHSR Bullet Train) project after India’s National High Speed Rail Corporation (NHSRCL) opened technical bids today.
Package T-3 in Gujarat is the second of three track related packages (T-1, T-2, T3) of this HSR line which will connect both cities through 12 stations at an estimated cost of Rs. 1.1 lakh crore (US $15 billion).
It spans a distance of 116.175 km from south of Vadodara to Sabarmati Depot through civil packages C5 (L&T is lowest bidder), C6 (under construction by L&T), C7 (awarded to IRCON-DRA) and C8 (SCC – VRS JV is lowest bidder).
NHSRCL invited bids for it in August 2021 with an undisclosed estimate and 1959 day (5.36 year) completion period.
- IRCON International
- Larsen & Toubro (L&T)
- NCC (likely in a JV with Rahee Infratech)
- Tata Projects Ltd. (TPL)
Brief Scope: Design, Supply and Construction of Track and Track related Works including Testing and Commissioning on Design-Build Lump Sum Price basis for Double Line High Speed Railway between Vadodara (MAHSR Km. 393.700) and Sabarmati Depot and Workshop (MAHSR Km. 509.875) in the State of Gujarat for the Project for Construction of Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail.
The bids have now been sent for technical evaluation should take a couple months to complete. When that is done, the financial bids of the technically qualified bidders will be opened to reveal who’s the lowest bidder and most likely contractor for this package.
As shared earlier, a special slab track system will be utilized for the Bullet Train project instead of a conventional ballasted track system found in main-line railway lines. NHSRCL has a dedicated page for this with information on its economics and dynamics.
Here’s the scope and status of the Mumbai – Ahmedabad Bullet Train’s 3 track-work packages – see a list of all civil/system packages here.
|T-1 (Maharashtra): Design, Supply & Construction of Track & Track related works between HSR station at BKC/ Mumbai and Zaroli Village on MH/GJ border (156.855 km)||Tender Notice Pending|
|T-2 (Gujarat): Design, Supply & Construction of Track and Track related works between Zaroli Village and Vadodara (237.10 km)||IRCON is lowest bidder|
|T-3 (Gujarat): Design, Supply & Construction of Track and Track related works between Vadodara and Sabarmati Depot and workshops (116.175 km)||4 bids received (this post!)|