Besides Package C6, India’s National High Speed Rail Corporation (NHSRCL) today also received 8 bids to fabricate and install 28 steel truss bridges on the 508.17 km Mumbai – Ahmedabad High Speed Rail (MAHSR Bullet Train) project which’ll connect both cities through 12 stations at an estimated cost of Rs. 1.1 lakh crore (US$15 billion).
Per NHSRCL, an estimated 70,000 MT of steel will be used for the fabrication of these 28 steel bridges and they’ve already sensitized the steel industry to cater such a huge demand for the India’s first High Speed Rail corridor.
NHSRCL had invited tenders (bids) for this package on February 24, 2020 under two lots, X and Y, for steel truss bridges of various sizes over roads, highways and railway crossings across Maharashtra and Gujarat. Its estimated value and period of completion are unknown at this time – I’ll update this section when I become aware.
- Afcons Infrastructure Ltd.
- Braithwaite & Co. Ltd.Consortium
- Bridge & Roof Co. (India) Ltd.
- ISGEC Heavy Engineering Ltd. – M & B Engineering Ltd. Consortium
- JMC Projects(India) Ltd. & Rahee Infratech Ltd.
- Larsen & Toubro – IHI Infrastructure Systems Consortium
- NCC Ltd.
- Tata Projects Ltd.
MAHSR P-4(X) Scope: Procurement, Fabrication, Check-Assembly and Painting at workshop and Transportation to various Bridge Sites of Steel Truss Superstructure along with bearings for 14 Nos. (GADs 66, 69, 2, 58, 8, 1134, C5-2, C5-3, 25, 28, 1967, 32, 42 and Laundry) of Bridges for High Speed Rail Corridor for crossing over Roads / Rivers / Railways / other structures for the Project for Construction of Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail.
MAHSR P-4(Y) Scope: Procurement, Fabrication, Check-Assembly and Painting at workshop and Transportation to various Bridge Sites of Steel Truss Superstructure along with bearings for 19 Nos. (GADs 65, 1, 57, 67, 3, 6, 68, 12, 61, 14, 15, 62, C5-1, 27, 31, 37, 2357-3, 54 & 55 and Diesel Shed) of Bridges for High Speed Rail Corridor for crossing over Roads / Rivers / Railways / other structures for the Project for Construction of Mumbai -Ahmedabad High Speed Rail.
The bids for both lots have now been sent for technical evaluation which can take about half a year 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.
Per P4’s tender document, a bidder can apply only for one of these cases:
- Case 1: For one package only, however, Bidder shall submit single Technical Bid and separate Price Bid for both P-4(X) and P-4(Y) packages,without any preference
- Case 2: Both P-4(X) and P-4(Y) combined and individually without any preference.
The entire bullet train project has a total of 6 such packages – P1A, P1B, P1C, P2, P3, and P4. P1 is like P4 and consists of bridges strewn across the main-line’s alignment, while P2 and P3 are dedicated for bridges over NH48 in Navasari District. Tender notices for all of these are still pending.
For more updates, check out the High Speed Rail section of The Metro Rail Guy!