Mumbai-Ahmedabad HSR update: Tenders invited for Design and Build Works for construction of Training Institute Buildings at Vadodara (Phase-2)

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The National High Speed Rail Corporation Ltd. (NHSRCL) has invited online open e-tenders for the work Design and Build Works for Construction of Training Institute Buildings (including interfacing works for installing the training equipment) (Phase-II) at Vadodara for Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Project

  • Tender Reference Number: MAHSR-TI-1
  • Pre Bid Meeting Date: 28-May-2021
  • Document Download / Sale Start Date: 04-May-2021
  • Document Download / Sale End Date: 02-Aug-2021
  • Bid Submission Start Date: 26-Jul-2021
  • Bid Submission End Date: 02-Aug-2021
  • Bid Opening Date: 03-Aug-2021

Tenders Details:

  • The Government of India has received a loan from the Japan International Coopera-tion Agency (JICA) towards part of the cost of the Project for the Construction  of Training Institute of Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail. 
  • It is intended that part of the proceeds of this loan will be applied to eligible payments under this Contract for the work as described in the title.  
  • The Government of India through National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) (herein after referred to as the Employer) now invites sealed Bids from eligible Bidders for the construction and completion of the Works as described in the title.
  • International Competitive Bidding will be conducted in accordance with JICA’s Sin-gle Stage (“Two Envelope”) Bidding Procedure.
  • Bidding will be conducted through procedures in accordance with the applicable Guidelines for Procurement under Japanese ODA Loans and is open to all Bidders  from eligible source countries, as mentioned in Section-V Eligible Source Countries of Japanese ODA Loans and as defined in the Loan Agreement.

More information useful for submitting online bids on the Portal may be obtained on the same portal of NIC i.e. https://etenders.gov.in/eprocure/app.

About Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Corridor:

The first High Speed Rail corridor to be implemented in the Country, with technical and financial assistance of the Government of Japan, has been identified from Mumbai to Ahmedabad. With a total twelve stations in the States of Maharashtra, Gujarat and Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli, the corridor will have a length of 508.17 Km.

  • High speed rail will cover 155.76 kms in the state of Maharashtra (7.04 Kms in Mumbai sub-urban, 39.66 kms in Thane district & 109.06 kms in Palghar district), 4.3 kms in union territory of Dadra & Nagar Haveli and 348.04 kms in the state of Gujarat.
  • High speed rail will cover a total 12 stations namely Mumbai, Thane, Virar, Boisar, (in Maharashtra), Vapi, Bilimora, Surat, Bharuch, Vadodara, Anand, Ahmedabad and Sabarmati (in Gujarat).
  • Where a limited stop (in Surat & Vadodara) service will cover this distance in 1 hr. and 58 mins and all stops service will take 2 hr. 57 min to cover this distance.
  • High speed rail will be operating at a speed of 320 Km/hr at an elevated (10 to 15 m) track above the ground on a viaduct all along except 26 kms in Mumbai, which will be underground.
  • All stations will be elevated except Bandra Kurla Complex station (Mumbai), which will be underground.

NHSRCL signs MoU with JARTS:

Meanwhile, the National High Speed Railway Corporation Ltd (NHSRCL) and Japan Railway Technical Service (JARTS) has recently signed MoU for Training & Certification service for Track Construction work of Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail (MAHSR) project.

  • As per the MOU, JARTS will coordinate and mobilize Japanese experts, with vast experience and expertise in Japan’s Shinkansen (also known as the “Bullet Train”) track construction works, to provide Indian side with Training & Certification and Advisory services.
  • The staff of contractors, for track packages under the project, will gain opportunities to visit Shinkansen track construction site in Japan.
  • Selected staff of the contractors shall also be imparted trainings and advisory services on track construction works by Japanese experts, who will be dispatched to MAHSR construction sites.
  • JARTS will impart 15 different kinds of training programs for relevant contractors’ staff such as training for track slab manufacturing engineers and training for rail welding technicians.  
  • JICA has been supporting the project for the Mumbai – Ahmedabad High Speed Rail by providing ODA loans of INR 250,000 million JPY (approximately 18,000 crore INR) in total since 2017.
  • The objective of the Project is to develop a high frequency mass transportation system by constructing the High Speed Rail between Mumbai and Ahmedabad, using Japan’s Shinkansen technology (also known as the “Bullet Train”), thereby enhancing mobility in India and contributing to regional economic development.

Source: NHSRCL-Tender | Image Credit (representational): NHSRCL

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