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4 Bidders for Mumbai – Ahmedabad Bullet Train’s C3 Package


4 firms (3 in a consortium) have bid to construct 135.45 km Package C-3 of the 508.17 km Mumbai – Ahmedabad High Speed Rail (MAHSR Bullet Train) project after National High Speed Rail Corporation Ltd. (NHSRCL) opened technical bids today.

Elevated Package C3 will link Shilphata – Zaroli (chainage Km 21.150 – Km 156.600) in Maharashtra and includes 3 elevated stations at Thane, Virar and Boisar. The construction of Thane Depot will be carried out via a separate civil construction contract (Package D1).

NHSRCL had invited bids for C3’s construction in November 2022 with an unknown estimate and 1704 days (4.66 years) completion deadline. Note the surprise bid by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) – their first!


  • Afcons – KPTL JV
  • Dineshchandra – DMRC JV
  • Larsen & Toubro
  • NCC – J Kumar JV

IFB Number: Package No. MAHSR-C-3

Brief Scope: Design and Construction of Civil and Building Works including Testing and Commissioning on Design Build Lump Sum Price Basis for Double Line High Speed Railway involving Viaducts & Bridges (excluding fabrication and transportation of steel truss girder components), Maintenance Depot, Tunnels, Earth Structures and Stations (Thane, Virar and Boisar), between Shilphata in the State of Maharashtra and Zaroli at Maharashtra-Gujarat border from MAHSR Km 21.150 to MAHSR Km 156.600 [excluding Thane Depot] for the Project for Construction of Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail

Indicative alignment of Package C3 from the Gujarat-Maharashtra border at Zaroli to Shilphata in Thane – view Mumbai Ahmedabad HSR info & route map

The bids have now been sent for technical evaluation which should take a couple months 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 construction contractor.

Package C3 is the longest of 3 civil packages within Maharashtra state and the final civil package of the entire project to reach the technical bid opening stage. A list of all bullet train civil and system packages and their status can be viewed here.

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