Larsen & Toubro wins third ₹2461 cr civil contract package for Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train

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Larsen & Toubro wins third ₹2461 cr civil contract package for Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train

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New Delhi, India (Urban Transport News): National High Speed ​​Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) today opened the financial bids for the contract package MAHSR-C-5 of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed ​​Rail Project. This contract package called for the construction of an 8.198 km section of the 508.17 km bullet train corridor in Gujarat.

As per the result shared by the corporation, Indian major infra firm Larsen & Toubro Limited (L&T) emerged as the lowest bidder (L1) defeating two consortiums. The financial position of each bidder is as follows:-

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  • Larsen & Toubro Limited (L&T): Rs 2,460.88 crore (L1)
  • GR Infraprojects – Sadbhav Engineering JV: Rs 2,487.35 crore (L2)
  • IRCON International – Dinesh Chandra R. Agarwal Infracon JV: Disqualified.

Scope of work Civil and Building Works including Testing and Commissioning on Lump Sum Price Basis, Design Build for Double Line High Speed ​​Railway covering Vadodara Station, Confirmation Car Base, Viaducts and Bridges, Crossing Bridge and allied works between MAHSR Km. Including the design and manufacture of , 393.700 and mAhSR Km. 401.898 in the state of Gujarat for the project for the construction of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed ​​Rail Corridor.

The tender for this contract package was floated in June 2021 and technical bids were opened in October 2021. The time limit for completion of work has been fixed as 1490 days (4 years) by NHSRCL.

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This is the third major civil contract package won by Larsen & Toubro Limited (L&T) for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed ​​Rail project.

Package MAHSR C-4: For construction of 237.1 km elevated high speed rail line between Jaroli village (Maharashtra/Gujarat border) and Vadodara (contract value Rs.24,985 crore).

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Package MAHSR C-6: For construction of 87.569 km elevated section between Vadodara and Ahmedabad (contract value: Rs.7,289 crore).

The 508.17 km Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed ​​Bullet Train Corridor will connect Mumbai to Ahmedabad with 12 HSR stations. The estimated cost of this project is Rs 1.10 lakh crore. The project is being financed by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

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Due to land acquisition issues, the Ministry of Railways has postponed the project completion deadline thrice and now partial operation of the bullet train is expected to start in 2026.

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