3 Bidders for Mumbai’s Goregaon – Mulund Link Road Tunnel Project

Afcons Infrastructure, Larsen & Toubro, NCC – J Kumar Infraprojects JV last Friday submitted bids for constructing 4.7 km twin tunnels of the 12.20 km Goregaon-Mulund Link Road (GMLR) project.

This tunnel project by Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will form an east-west link under Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SNGP) and connect Film city in Goregaon and Khindipada in Mulund. Its Detailed Project Report (DPR) and alignment options were prepared by PADECO India.

The project will be built using 2 mega tunnel boring machines (TBMs) with a diameter of around 13m and the cut and cover (C&C) method will be utilized for constructing a 1.6 km box-tunnel near Film City.

The entire GMLR project connecting Western Express Highway (WEH) with Eastern Express Highway (EEH) is divided into 4 phases. BMC had re-invited tenders for the tunnel section’s construction (Phase 3) in October 2022 with a Rs. 6,322 crore estimate and revised the submission deadline at least 7 times that I last counted.

Alignment of GMLR and its tunnels (Phase 3 in Blue) – view large – via BMC’s tender docs

The bids have now been sent for technical evaluation which can 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.

Preliminary design rendering prepared by PADECO

GMLR project is estimated to cut down the travel time between Mulund and Goregaon from over an hour (depending on day & time) to 20 mins. This will be the second tunnel project under SGNP after the 11.84 km Thane – Borivali twin tunnel project further up north.

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6 Responses to "3 Bidders for Mumbai’s Goregaon – Mulund Link Road Tunnel Project"

  1. Anand says:

    Afcons is my bet

  2. Tunnel Man says:

    Again a mismanaged project given to a corrupt body shopping Padeco consultant with no experience in Tunnels. Price will be doubled after award.

  3. Mumbai boy says:

    L&t is more capable .afcons is also best company.

  4. Irshad Ahmed Hashmi says:

    J. Kumar Infrastructure is my best Company.

  5. tushar says:

    l&T is good we can see quality work done and they also have machinery with them in house reliable and flexible work with less time consuming will be happened


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