MAHSR Update: Hindustan Construction Company Ltd. in joint venture with Megha Engineering & Infrastructures Ltd. bags Rs. 3681 crore order for Train Station

Hindustan Construction Company Ltd. (HCC), in a joint venture with Megha Engineering & Infrastructures Ltd. (MEIL), has been awarded a Rs 3,681 crore contract by National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) for the construction of the Bandra Kurla Complex Station of the 508.17 km long Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail.

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  • HCC’s entry into building a high-speed bullet train station represents a significant opportunity for the company to expand its portfolio and establish a foothold in the high-speed rail construction industry.
  • This new project allows HCC to leverage its expertise in constructing large-scale infrastructure projects and apply it to a cutting-edge transportation system.
  • The Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) Bullet Train Station will have six platforms, and each platform is approximately 414 m, sufficient to accommodate a 16-coach bullet train. The station will have connectivity with the metro and road transport.
  • This station is the only underground station on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail corridor, and it is planned at a depth of about 24 m below the ground level. The station will have a total of three floors.
  • The station will be developed over a cumulative floor area of approximately 2,00,000 Sqm and will house “state of the art” amenities including waiting areas, a business-class lounge, a nursery, restrooms, smoking rooms, and information kiosks.
  • The BKC Bullet train station has been planned in a way that ample space is available for passenger movement and amenities at the concourse and platform level. Dedicated skylight provisions have also been made for natural lighting.
  • The contract also includes building a retrieval shaft on the eastern end for the removal of the tunnel boring machine (TBM), architectural finishing, all MEP works, and testing and commissioning.

About MAHSR Project:

  • Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail (MAHSR) Project is 508 Km long first High- Speed Rail (HSR) network planned to be constructed in India.
  • Out of 508Km, 352 Km lies in the State of Gujarat (348 Km) and Dadra & Nagar Haveli (4Km) and the balance 156 Km lies in the State of Maharashtra.
  • The Construction Work is in progress in both Gujarat and Dadra & Nagar Haveli where 98% and 100% land has been acquired respectively.
  • In Gujarat, High Speed Rail alignment passes through eight districts i.e. Valsad, Navsari, Surat, Bharuch, Vadodara, Anand, Kheda and Ahmedabad and work is in progress in all the eight districts.
  • In Maharashtra land acquisition done so far is 40%.
  • The project will entail an investment of 72,000 Crs in the state of Gujarat in both Land & construction.
  • So far an expenditure of 14,200 Crs has been done.
  • The project will generate direct & indirect employment of 60,000 in Gujarat state.


  • National High-Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) was incorporated on 12th February 2016 under the Companies Act, 2013 with an objective to finance, construct, maintain and manage the High Speed Rail Corridor in India.
  • The Company has been modelled as a ‘Special Purpose Vehicle’ in the joint sector with equity participation by the Central Government through Ministry of Railways and two State Governments viz. Government of Gujarat and Government of Maharashtra.
  • The High-Speed Rail (HSR) project, apart from being a technological marvel, would afford many quantifiable benefits like saving in travel time, vehicle operation cost, reduction in pollution, job creation, reduction in accidents/ enhanced safety, imported fuel substitution, and reduction in pollutants.
  • The project would also boost the infrastructure and add to the growth of the economy. HSR would be an integrated system having overall optimization of various components, viz. Hardware, Software, Human-ware, and their interface, etc.
  • The Company would require a manpower strength of about 3000 – 4000 officials (estimated) for executing the operations of the high-speed corridor. The requisite manpower would need to be highly proficient in implementation of high-speed technology so as to execute the project efficiently and effectively. Therefore, the Company has started construction of an exclusive training institute at Vadodara to cater to this aspect.
  • The Company would be ushering India into the category of few countries of the world (about 15) using High Speed Railway System.

About HCC:

  • HCC is a business group of global scale developing and building responsible infrastructure through next practices.
  • With an engineering heritage of nearly 100 years, HCC has executed a majority of India’s landmark infrastructure projects, having constructed 26% of India’s Hydro Power generation and 60% of India’s Nuclear Power generation capacities, over 4,036 lane km of Expressways and Highways, more than 360 km of complex Tunnelling and 395 Bridges.
  • Today, HCC Ltd. serves the infrastructure sectors of Transportation, Power and Water. The HCC Group, with a group turnover of ₹10,669 crore, comprises HCC Ltd., HCC Infrastructure Co. Ltd., and Steiner AG in Switzerland.

Source: HCC- Press Release | Image Credit (representational): NHSRCL

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