Govt. invites tender for Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train

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.

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