L&T likely to win contract for bullet train line
Larsen & Toubro is expected to get the contract for building the largest segment of the upcoming high speed bullet train line between Mumbai and Ahmedabad, with a length of 237.1 km. The company bid an amount of Rs 24,985 crore for the line, bettering the other two bids that were led by Tata Projects and Afcons Infrastructure Ltd. Scope of the work includes design and construction of civil works and building works including testing and commissioning on design-build for double line high-speed railway, involving viaducts, bridges, maintenance depots, tunnel, stations etc.
The results were revealed by the National High-Speed Rail Corporation (NHSRCL), when it opened financial bids submitted by the three firms for package C4 on Monday. This package represents 47% of the main line of 508.17 km, beginning from Maharashtra – Gujarat border and going up to Vadodara station, after passing through Vapi, Bilimora, Surat and Bharuch in Gujarat. The Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train corridor is being developed with funding from the Japan International Cooperation Agency at a cost estimate of Rs 1.08 lakh crore.