The National High-Speed Rail Corporation Ltd (NHSRCL) has received 8 technical bids for two packages which it has opened today for Mumbai Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail Corridor 1 & 2.
According to the details available, under the Corridor-1 and Package-4, the Procurement and Fabrication of 28 steel bridges for crossing over railway lines, rivers, highways, road crossings and other structures while in Corridor-2, Design and Construction of 88 km (Approx) of the viaduct between Vadodara and Ahmedabad in Gujarat were included in the construction of elevated HSR station at Anand and Nadiad. Under C-6, there were about 5 Bridges and 25 crossings to be taken up.
However, out of the 8 bidders, 7 belong to the local entities while the 8th one is the L&T which will be taking it up in collaboration with Japan.
Following bidders participated in the tender process for Procurement and Fabrication of 28 steel bridges (Package P-4):
1) Tata Projects Ltd.
2) Afcons Infrastructure Ltd.
3) Braithwaite & Co. Ltd.Consortium
4) Bridge & Roof Co. (India) Ltd.
5) NCC Ltd.
6) JMC Projects(India) Ltd. &RaheeInfratech Ltd.
7) ISGEC Heavy Engineering Ltd. – M & B Engineering Ltd. Consortium
8) Larsen & Toubro – IHI Infrastructure Systems Consortium
The Bidders for Design and Construction of 88 Kms viaduct and Anand or Nadiad station (Package C-6):
1: Afcons Infrastructure Limited – IRCON International Limited – JMC Projects India Ltd- Consortium
2: NCC Limited – Tata Project Ltd.- J. Kumar Infra Projects Ltd. – HSR Consortium
3: Larsen & Toubro Ltd.
All three bidders are Indian. It is estimated that about 70,000 MT of Steel will be used for the fabrication of 28 steel bridges. NHSRCL has already sensitized the steel industries to cater to such a huge demand for India’s first High-Speed Rail corridor.
With the opening of these bids, the technical bids covering 64% (325 km out of 508 km) of the total MAHSR alignment including 5 HSR stations including Vapi, Billimora, Surat, Bharuch and Anand/Nadiad out of 12 stations and one Train depot at Surat are under consideration.
Earlier this week, NHSRCL has opened the technical bids for 237 km of the viaduct between Vapi and Vadodara in Gujarat including 4 elevated HSR stations and one Train depot at Surat where all the three bidders comprising seven 7 leading Indian infrastructure companies had participated.
It is expected that the Indian Steel and Cement industries and their allied supply chains will get a big boost from these tenders.