Larsen & Toubro has been awarded a Rs. 3141.99 crore contract for track work Package T-3 of the 508.17 km Mumbai – Ahmedabad High Speed Rail (MAHSR Bullet Train) project by India’s National High Speed Rail Corporation (NHSRCL).
T-3 in Gujarat is the second of three track-related packages (T-1, T-2, T3) of this HSR line which will connect both cities through 12 stations at an estimated cost of Rs. 1.1 lakh crore (US $15 billion).
It spans a distance of 116.175 km from south of Vadodara city to Sabarmati Depot through civil packages C5 (awarded to L&T), C6 (under construction by L&T), C7 (awarded to IRCON – DRA JV) and C8 (awarded to SCC – VRS JV)
NHSRCL invited tenders for it in August 2021 with an undisclosed estimate and 1959 day (5.36 year) completion period. Technical bids were opened in December 2021 and financial bids in March 2022 – see bid values by 4 bidders.
- Approx. Contract Value: Rs. 3141,99,99,998.00 (INR 930,15,73,983 + JPY 34,180,846,879)
- LOA Contract Date: April 28, 2022
- Tender ID: MAHSR-T-3
Brief Scope: Design, Supply and Construction of Track and Track related Works including Testing and Commissioning on Design-Build Lump Sum Price basis for Double Line High Speed Railway between Vadodara (MAHSR Km. 393.700) and Sabarmati Depot and Workshop (MAHSR Km. 509.875) in the State of Gujarat for the Project for Construction of Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail.
As shared earlier, a special slab track system will be utilized for the Bullet Train project instead of a conventional ballasted track system found in main-line railway lines. NHSRCL has a dedicated page for this with information on its economics and dynamics.
Here’s the scope and status of the Mumbai – Ahmedabad Bullet Train’s 3 track-work packages:
|T-1 (Maharashtra): Design, Supply & Construction of Track & Track related works between HSR station at BKC/ Mumbai and Zaroli Village on MH/GJ border (156.855 km)||Tender Notice Pending|
|T-2 (Gujarat): Design, Supply & Construction of Track and Track related works between Zaroli Village and Vadodara (237.10 km)||Awarded to IRCON|
|T-3 (Gujarat): Design, Supply & Construction of Track and Track related works between Vadodara and Sabarmati Depot and workshops (114.60 km)||Awarded to L&T (this post!)|
With this development, 100% of civil (5) and track (2) work contracts have been awarded in Gujarat state.
This is L&T’s 5th major contract in the entire project which ranges from civil to steel structures to track work. A list of all bullet train civil and system packages and their status can be viewed here.
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