The Indian government on Wednesday invited tenders for the design and construction of a 237 km long mainline for a high-speed rail corridor from Mumbai to Ahmedabad in order to run a Bullet Train on the route.
The tender covers almost 47% of total alignment of 508 km, between Vapi and Vadodara in the state of Gujrat.
This includes four stations – Vapi, Billimora, Surat and Bharuch, – 24 river and 30 road crossings.
The entire section is in Gujrat, where more than 83% of the land has been acquired for the project. A total of three bidders involving seven majors’ infrastructural companies have participated in the bidding.
Here are the names of the bidders:
1) Afcons Infrastructure Limited – IRCON International Limited – JMC Projects India Ltd- Consortium
2) Larsen & Toubro Ltd.
3) NCC Limited – Tata Project Ltd.- J. Kumar Infra Projects Ltd. – HSR Consortium
The National High-Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) has said that this project alone will generate up to 90,000 jobs directly and indirectly.