DB & SYSTRA Bid for Mumbai – Ahmedabad Bullet Train’s Ticketing Consultant Contract

DB Engineering and Consulting GmbH and SYSTRA MVA Consulting (India) Pvt. Ltd. are the only two bidders for the Ticketing System’s consultant contract of the 508 km Mumbai – Ahmedabad High Speed Rail (MAHSR Bullet Train) project.

The appointed consultant will prepare employer (NHSRCL)’s requirements by studying existing Automatic Fare Collection (AFC) systems deployed worldwide and suggesting the best option.

The consultant will prepare cost estimate of the ticketing system, and assist NHSRCL with carrying out the bidding process for procuring the ticketing system – all the way from inviting bids to evaluating the bids. Finally, they’ll prepare the contract agreement for signing.

NHSRCL had invited bids for this consultancy contract in November 2023 with a 365 day contract duration. It remains unconfirmed to me, but NHSRCL’s estimate might be Rs. 9.04 crore. Technical bids were opened in February to reveal DB and SYSTRA as the only bidders.

NHSRCL’s Brief Scope: Selection of Consultant for works related to Ticketing System for Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail (MAHSR) Project.

Representational Only: Typical AFC gates for Shinkansen trains – Photo by Central Japan Railway Company

The bids have been undergoing technical evaluation since February. When completed, the financial bids of the technically qualified bidders will be opened to reveal who’s the lowest bidder and most likely consultant to NHSRCL.

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

Saurabh Raut on YouTube recently posted a fantastic update of the project from Maharashtra’s Palghar and Thane districts. This section is part of 135 km Package C-3 which is under construction by Larsen & Toubro since late 2023. Check it out:

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