Dineshchandra – DMRC JV Awarded Thane Depot’s Contract of Mumbai – Ahmedabad Bullet Train Project

Besides Larsen & Toubro – Sojitz Corporation JV getting awarded electrification contract EW-1 on Monday, Dineshchandra – DMRC JV was also awarded a civil construction contract for Thane Depot (Package D-1) of the 508.17 km Mumbai – Ahmedabad High Speed Rail (MAHSR Bullet Train) project.

The contract for Thane Depot’s work to Dineshchandra R Agrawal Infracon – Delhi Metro Rail Corporation JV is valued at Rs. 947.82 crore, a combination of INR 766.74 crore + JPY 3 billion.

Thane Depot for India’s National High-Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) will be used to stable and maintain Shinkansen train-sets on a 58 hectare land parcel (view on Google Maps) near Bharodi and Anjur villages of Maharashtra. It’ll be the project’s second largest train depot after Sabarmati Depot, under construction just north of Ahmedabad city.

This depot for light maintenance work will initially consist of 4 inspection lines (8 in the future), 10 stabling lines (31 in the future), an inspection bay, and a washing plant.

Copy of LOA

NHSRCL had invited tenders for its construction in December 2022 with an unknown estimate and 2010 day (5.5 year) construction deadline.

Technical bids were opened in May 2023 to reveal 4 bidders, and Dineshchandra – DMRC JV was declared as the lowest bidder in December 2023 when financial bids were opened – see bid values here.

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

Location of Thane Depot (D1) in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) – view Mumbai – Ahmedabad HSR information & route map

This is Dineshchandra – DMRC JV’s second major win in recent times. Back in November 2023, they were awarded Ahmedabad Railway Station’s redevelopment contract from India’s Rail Land Development Authority (RLDA).

The award of Thane Depot’s contract marks a significant milestone for the project as NHSRCL has now completed awarding all 10 civil construction contracts of the project – 8 contracts for the main-line and 2 contracts for depots.

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

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