SYSTRA Awarded Mumbai – Ahmedabad Bullet Train’s Ticketing Consultant Contract

SYSTRA MVA Consulting (India) – SYSTRA JV on Tuesday was awarded a Rs. 3.97 crore Ticketing Consultant contract for the 508 km Mumbai – Ahmedabad High Speed Rail (MAHSR Bullet Train) project by India’s National High Speed Rail Corporation Ltd. (NHSRCL).

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

They will also prepare a 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. Technical bids were opened in February 2024 to reveal SYSTRA and DB Engineering – Balaji Railroad Systems JV as the only bidders.

SYSTRA’s selection by NHSRCL was made on the 80:20 Quality and Cost Based Selection (QCBS) where 80% weightage was assigned to technical score and 20% to financial score.

SYSTRA scored a technical score of 100 and was also the lowest bidder on the financial side with a bid of Rs. 3.97 crore, while DB – BARSYL JV scored 97.82 on the technical side and placed a bid of Rs. 6.59 crore.


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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

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

Afcons Infrastructure last month completed tunneling work for a 394 meter long Additionally Driven Intermediate Tunnel (ADIT) on Package C2 near Mumbai – see details and pics here.

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