4 Bidders for Mumbai – Ahmedabad Bullet Train’s BKC Station (C1)

4 firms / consortia have submitted bids to construct Bandra Kurla Complex Station of the 508.17 km Mumbai – Ahmedabad High Speed Rail (MAHSR Bullet Train) after National National High Speed Rail Corporation Ltd. (NHSRCL) opened technical bids today.

This terminus station of 1.03 km long Package C1 will be built using the cut and cover method between chainage -0.255 to 0.775. The 467m long station area within it will have 6 platforms of 425m length to accommodate 16 coach trains.

The station box will consist of 3 levels – service floor, concourse and platform at a depth of 24m below ground level.


NHSRCL had originally invited tenders for this package in November 2019 and cancelled it in February 2022 due to uncertainty over its construction due to an indifferent state government at the time. Tenders were re-invited in July 2022 with a 1638 day (4.48 year) completion timeframe.


  • Afcons Infrastructure Ltd.
  • J. Kumar Infraprojects Ltd. (JKIL)
  • Larsen & Toubro (L&T)

IFB Number: Package No. MAHSR-C-1

Brief Scope: Design and Const. of Civil and Buildings Works on Design-Build Lump Sum Price basis for Double Line High Speed Railway for Mumbai Underground Station, Cut and Cover Tunnel and Shaft-1 from MAHSR Km. -0.255 to Km. 0.775 at BKC in Maharashtra

Location of BKC Station with the alignment of underground Package C2 connecting BKC – Shilphata – view Mumbai – Ahmedabad HSR info & route map

The bids have now been sent for technical evaluation which 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.

Additional preliminary design renders can be viewed here on NHSRCL’s Twitter page

The assigned contractor for BKC Station will also be required to build a tunnel boring machine (TBM) retrieval shaft on the eastern-end. This is where TBMs used in Package C2 will complete their underground journey.

If things go according to the scheduled timeline, then I see preliminary construction work for this package starting in mid-2023 and actual construction work by 2023-end.

A list of all bullet train civil and system packages and their status can be viewed here.

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16 Responses to "4 Bidders for Mumbai – Ahmedabad Bullet Train’s BKC Station (C1)"

  1. Lalit Solanki says:

    Afcons has capacity to deliver marvelous project on time. This time Afcons should get this project

    • Subramanian Vadakummury says:

      L&T is best choice in all respects. For Quality, Service and timely execution nobody can beat L&T.

      • Bhola bheem says:

        L&T has a big name ….. But real trust is no quality is there just go to all previous project what LNT finished no quality is there. ..also they steal labour money and never pay on time. ..also they are killing vendor. ..their minimum payment for vendor without any guarantee is for 90 days without any paper work and if asked LC then its 120 days and if asked bank guarantee then its 180 days ….also LNT is financially gone ….no one wants to work with such type of company and TATA construction is also on same track

    • LnT The Best says:

      Afcons was a good company till year 2000 but now it is just adverse. It has considered as Road Side shop now. The low grade construction company
      If Bullet Train work has to be completed in time and with excellent Quality , without second Thought, project should be handed over to LnT

      • Vinay says:

        L&T was a good company. Now this is also loosing it’s timely completion tag. Just good in justifying the delays and enjoying monopoly position in construction.
        Quality of engineers and works are not as it was 10 years back.

  2. Omkar kumar says:

    J Kumar metro line PKG 06 contractor

  3. Kalyan Esravel says:


  4. Sujoy Garai says:

    Bullet train project’s a job karne chatahu।
    Surveyor 5 years works at s.e.c railway projects

  5. Sujoy Garai says:

    Bullet train project’s a job karne chatahu.
    Surveyor 5 years works at s.e.c indian railway projects.
    Company name :- JNLPVT, Bilaspur
    Mb 9002318225

  6. Shyam iyer says:

    L&T is right for this job.

  7. PMNAIK says:

    L & T the true infrastructure company always has a valid capacity for the country’s most difficult process projects for government establishment..no hilly–dilly as far as work is concerned…please see no tender price maintaining in future..

  8. Pratik says:

    L&T has the required skill set, capability to finish it on time and with quality

  9. Pratik Sinha says:

    L&T has the required skillset and capability to finish it on time and with quality

  10. Vikas Mishra says:

    J Kumar Infraproject Limited is the best for this

  11. javed ansari says:

    Lnt is best and good quality i think 1 in India no other choice


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