4 firms (2 in a consortium) have submitted bids to construct Thane Depot (Package D-1) to support operations on the 508.17 km Mumbai – Ahmedabad High Speed Rail (MAHSR Bullet Train) project after technical bids were opened today.
Thane maintenance depot for India’s National High-Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) will be used to stable and maintain Shinkansen train-sets on a 60 hectare land parcel near Bharodi and Anjur villages. It’ll be the second largest train depot after Sabarmati Depot, just north of Ahmedabad city.
NHSRCL had invited tenders for its construction in December 2022 with an unknown estimate and 2010 day (5.5 year) construction deadline.
- Dineshchandra-DMRC JV
- KEC International
- Larsen & Toubro
- SCC-PREMCO JV
IFB Number: Package No. MAHSR-D-1
Brief Scope: Design and Const. of Thane Depot including Civil Works, Building Works, Inspection Sheds, Maintenance Depot, and Installation, Testing and Commissioning of Maintenance Facilities, and other Associated works in the State of Maharashtra for MAHSR
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.
Back in December 2022, Sojitz Corporation – Larsen & Toubro JV was awarded Sabarmati Depot (Package D2)’s civil construction contract. The smallest depot of the project, located in Surat, is already under construction as part of 237.1 km civil Package C4’s scope of works.
A list of all bullet train civil & system packages and their status can be viewed here.
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