Ahluwalia Wins Mumbai CSMT Railway Station Redevelopment Project

Ahluwalia Contracts was today declared as the lowest bidder among 4 firms to redevelop Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) in Maharashtra.

This project by India’s Rail Land Development Authority (RLDA) involves transforming the facility’s piece-meal annexe developments made at different times in the last 70 years. No major changes will be made to the station’s gothic-style heritage building.

Design rendering by the Indian Railways’ appointed architect

RLDA had invited tenders for the project in October 2022 with a 3 year completion deadline. Technical bids were opened on March 15 to reveal 4 bidders.

Financial Bid Values

FirmBid (Rs. Crore)
Ahluwalia Contracts2450
Afcons Infrastructure3910
Larsen & Toubro (L&T)4141

Brief Scope: Re-development of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) Station and Construction of Associated Infrastructure on Engineering Procurement & Construction (EPC) Mode

Design rendering by the Indian Railways’ appointed architect

Walkthrough video by Central Railways:

The project’s budgeted estimate remains unconfirmed to me, but is reportedly Rs. 1800 crore which would make Ahluwalia’s bid 36.11% higher. In that case, this will head towards the negotiation table for contract finalization which can take a couple months of back and forth. If that fails, then RLDA will have to revise their estimate and re-invite bids.

Last week, L&T was declared as the lowest bidder for New Delhi Railway Station (NDLS), and this Monday Afcons was declared as the lowest bidder for Ahmedabad Junction Railway Station.

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2 Responses to "Ahluwalia Wins Mumbai CSMT Railway Station Redevelopment Project"

  1. Anvesh Bhat says:

    Sir any idea of the status of the redevelopment of Hubballi Jn. ? If I remember properly the redevelopment of this station was clubbed along with Mysuru Jn. and when tenders were invited last year for architectural consultancy, none of the bidders were qualified and thereafter re-tendering was done but no update ever since…

  2. Sunil says:

    CSMT redeveloped Terminus on the P D’mellow road side is a bland building architecturaly as compared to the flamboyant architecture of New Delhi and Ahmedabad.


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