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L&T wins Mumbai – Ahmedabad Bullet Train’s C3 Contract in Maharashtra


Larsen & Toubro was today declared as the lowest bidder to construct 135.45 km Package C-3 of the 508.17 km Mumbai – Ahmedabad High Speed Rail (MAHSR Bullet Train) project by India’s National High Speed Rail Corporation Ltd. (NHSRCL).

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, which received 4 bids in May.

NHSRCL had invited bids for C3’s construction in November 2022 with an unknown estimate and 1704 days (4.66 years) completion deadline. Technical bids were opened in April to reveal 4 firms (3 in a consortium) had submitted bids.

Note: NCC – J Kumar JV offered a 10.50% discount on schedules 1-8 of the financial bid sheet, while Afcons – KPTL JV offered a 16.45% discount on their entire bid value and was the only bidder to place a multi-currency bid.

Financial Bid Values

Firm Bid
Larsen & Toubro INR 15,697.00 crore
NCC – J Kumar JV INR 18,839.46 crore
Afcons – KPTL JV INR 21,467.22 crore + USD 32.13 mn + JPY 32.47 mn
Dineshchandra – DMRC JV Disqualified

Final Net Price Values (after applying discount and currency conversion)

Firm Bid (Rs. Crore)
Larsen & Toubro 15,697
NCC – J Kumar JV 16,853
Afcons – KPTL JV 18,500 (approx)

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

L&T wins Mumbai – Ahmedabad Bullet Train’s C3 Contract in Maharashtra
Indicative alignment of Package C3 from the Gujarat-Maharashtra border at Zaroli to Shilphata in Thane – view Mumbai Ahmedabad HSR info & route map

This is L&T’s fourth win on the civil construction side of things. If awarded, they’ll be responsible for constructing 469.32 km (92.35%) of the main-line (Packages C3 + C4 + C5 + C6), all the way from Shilphata Ramp on the outskirts of Mumbai to Ahmedabad city’s south-side.

Package C3 is the longest of 3 civil packages within Maharashtra state and the final civil package of the entire project pending award. A list of all bullet train civil and system packages and their status can be viewed here.

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