Bids open for Mumbai-Ahmedabad HSR bridge project
The National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) has floated two technical bids for the construction of bridges for the 508 km Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail (MAHSR) corridor in Gujarat and Dadra and Nagar Haveli, in which nine companies have participated.
NHSRCL told media sources that the technical bids for contract packages of P-1(B) and P-1(C) for the construction of bridges for the MAHSR corridor in the state of Gujarat as well union territory (UT) of Dadra and Nagar Haveli. Five bidders for P-1(C), whereas four bidders for P-1(B) have submitted their bids for the package.
The rail corporation said that the P-1(C) package includes the construction of bridges for double line High Speed railway for four PSC Bridges and seven steel truss bridges between Zaroli Village at Maharashtra, Gujarat Border and Vadodara, in Gujarat and the UT of Dadra and Nagar Haveli for the project.
For the P-1(C) package, Ranjit Buildcon Limited, MG Contractors Pvt Ltd, KEC-SAM India JV, and GRIL-GPT JV have participated in the technical bids.
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Package P-1(B) includes the construction of bridges for double line high speed railway for one prestressed concrete (PSC) bridge and four steel truss bridges between Vadodara and Ahmedabad, in Gujarat for the project. MG Contractors Pvt Ltd, Ranjit Buildcon Limited, KEC-SAM India JV and GRIL-GPT JV, and URC Construction Pvt Ltd have participated in the technical bids for the P-1(B) package.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the then Japanese Premier Shinzo Abe had, in September 2017, laid the foundation stone for the Rs 1.08 lakh crore project.
Bullet trains are expected to travel at 320 km per hour, covering the 508-km stretch in around two hours, while trains currently plying on the route take over seven hours to travel the distance, and flights take about an hour.