After receiving 4 bids for Package P1B yesterday, National High Speed Rail Corporation Ltd. (NHSRCL) has now received 5 bids for Package P1C of the 508.17 km Mumbai – Ahmedabad High Speed Rail (MAHSR Bullet Train) project after technical bids were opened this afternoon.
Package P1C involves the construction of 1 prestressed concrete (PSC) and 4 steel truss bridges. All 5 bridges correspond to Larsen & Toubro’s under construction 87.569 km Package C6 (north of Vadodara to south of Ahmedabad) for which piling work has just started.
Note – the fabrication and transportation of the steel truss girders will be done through Package P4 X & Y which was awarded to Larsen & Toubro – IHI Infrastructure Systems Consortium in January.
NHSRCL invited bids for P1C in November 2020 with a 1096 day (3 year) deadline. Their estimate is unknown.
- GRIL – GPT JV
- KEC – SAM India JV
- MG Contractors Pvt. Ltd.
- Ranjit Buildcon Ltd.
- URC Construction Pvt. Ltd.
Scope: Construction of Bridges for Double Line High Speed Railway for 01 No. PSC Bridge (GAD 33) and 04 No. Steel Truss Bridges (GAD 28, 1967, 31 and 32) [excluding fabrication and transportation of steel truss girders] between Vadodara (MAHSR Km. 401.898) and Ahmedabad (MAHSR Km. 489.467), in the State of Gujarat for the Project for Construction of Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail
The bids have now been sent for technical evaluation which – going by C4 and C6’s experience – is expected to take a month 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 for this package.
A list of all bullet train civil packages and their status can be viewed here.
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