L&T – Sojitz JV Awarded Mumbai – Ahmedabad Bullet Train’s D2 Sabarmati Depot Contract

Sojitz Corporation – Larsen & Toubro JV have been awarded a roughly Rs. 3773 crore contract for Sabarmati Depot’s construction (Package D-2) to support the 508.17 km Mumbai – Ahmedabad High Speed Rail (MAHSR Bullet Train) project.

Sabarmati maintenance depot for Shinkansen train-sets will be located on a 82 hectare land parcel in north Ahmedabad. The contract’s scope includes construction of a workshop shed, inspection shed, various office building and Operations & Control Centre (OCC).

India’s National High-Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) had invited tenders for its construction in July 2021. If someone has a list of bidders and their bid values, then leave a comment below or shoot me a message via the Contact page.

Larsen & Toubro announced this development on December 5 calling it a “Large” order (Rs. 2,500 to 5,000 crore), while Japan’s Sojitz announced it on December 2 placing its value at 63 billion yen (approx. Rs. 3773.79 crore).

IFB Number: Package No. MAHSR-D-2

Brief Scope: Design, Construction, Installation, Testing and Commissioning of Sabarmati Depot consisting of Workshop, Inspection Sheds, various buildings, Maintenance Facilities, and Associated works on Design-Build Lump Sum Price Basis in the State of Gujarat for the Project for Construction of Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail

Location of Sabarmati Station & Depot within Ahmedabad – view Mumbai – Ahmedabad HSR info & route map

Sabarmati Depot will be the largest among three depots planned on this route. Other depots will be located at Surat (Gujarat) and Thane (Maharashtra).

Representational only: a bullet train depot in Japan – Infographic Copyright: NHSRCL

Sojitz-L&T JV will be working closely with SCC-VRS JV which was awarded a Rs. 307.24 crore contract to construct 2.127 km Package C-8 of the main-line within Sabarmati Depot’s premises. This includes civil, building & preparatory works.

In the past, Sojitz has received orders for track laying, electrification, signaling and telecommunication work for the Delhi-Mumbai Freight Corridor from the Indian Freight Corridor Corporation.

This is L&T’s 6th contract for this HSR project. Other wins include civil viaduct and station packages C4, C5 & C6, special steel bridges packages P4(X) & P4(Y) and ballastless track-work Package T3. A list of all bullet train civil & system packages and their status can be viewed here.

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6 Responses to "L&T – Sojitz JV Awarded Mumbai – Ahmedabad Bullet Train’s D2 Sabarmati Depot Contract"

  1. Arunava says:

    When do you think trial runs will start?


    L& T heavy civil infrastructure OR L& T transportation?? Which branch got this project??

  3. Santosh says:

    I want a need job
    4 year experience in Pune metro depot
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