Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train: NHRSCL invites biggest ever tender for civil construction in India
Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train: The bidding will be according to the guidelines of Japanese ODA Loans.
Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train: National High-Speed Rail Corporation (NHRSCL), the incorporating agency of India's first bullet train project has invited bids for 237 km out of 508 km long Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed rail project. The tender with bid security of Rs two billion (Rs 20,000 crore) is said to be the biggest ever for civil construction in India. The last date of the submission of the bid is July 16, 2019.
"Bids must be delivered on or before 15:00 hrs on 16th July 2019 and must be accompanied by a Bid Security of INR 2,000,000,000 (Indian Rupees Two Billion only)," said the NHSRCL in its bidding document.
The bidding will be according to the guidelines of Japanese ODA Loans.
"Bidding will be conducted through procedures in accordance with the applicable Guidelines for Procurement under Japanese ODA Loans and is open to all Bidders from eligible source countries," it said.
As per a TOI report, only a handful of companies can bid for this huge project. Some of them are L&T and AFCON. For this, they will also have to form a Joint Venture with Japanese companies like Hitachi Construction and Mitsubishi Construction. However, Japanese firms can bid alone as they have a vast experience in this domain.
The route of Mumbai Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail will be passing through two states, Maharashtra and Gujarat and one Union Territory, Dadra and Nagar Haveli. The proposed corridor lies in Western Railway zone. It shall start from Bandra Kurla Complex in Mumbai and will end near Sabarmati Railway Station in Ahmedabad.
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The high-speed corridor has been proposed with 12 Stations i.e. Mumbai, Thane, Virar, Boisar, Vapi, Bilimora, Surat, Bharuch, Vadodara, Anand/Nadia, Ahmedabad and Sabarmati, all near major traffic points. Two depots are proposed on either end of the corridor one near Thane and one near Sabarmati Rail Depot.