21 Oct 2020
L&T bags Mumbai – Ahmedabad Bullet Train Project
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Larsen & Toubro has emerged as the lowest bidder for the design and construction of 237 km long Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail corridor or the MAHSR Bullet Train project.
L&T bid Rs 249.85 billion for the construction on 237.1 km of the viaduct for the 508.17 km Mumbai – Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail project.
The work includes the construction of four stations, 24 river and 30 road crossings with an estimated usage requirement of 75 lakh MT of cement, 21 lakh MT of steel and 1.4 lakh MT of structural steel. All the above-mentioned building materials will be produced in India.
The financial bids for the project were opened on September 23. According to National High-Speed Railway Corporation other bidders that participated in the process were – a consortium of Afcons Infrastructure, IRCON International, JMC Projects India, a consortium involving NCC, Tata Projects, J Kumar Infra Projects, HSR.
While the EPC major has executed various projects for metros in New Delhi, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Kochi, Lucknow and Mumbai reportedly, this is the biggest EPC contract awarded in the country to date and is the first of its kind project with a mandate to construct the 237.1 km stretch MAHSR - C4 package which is part of the Mumbai Ahmedabad HighSpeed Rail Project.