Mumbai-Ahmedabad HSR Update: Tenders invited for shifting of Signaling utilities of ARME siding at Vadodara station

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National High Speed Rail Corporation Ltd. (NHSRCL) has invited online open e-tenders for the work “Shifting of Signaling utilities of ARME siding at Vadodara station in Connection with Construction of Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail (MAHSR) ”

  • Tender Reference Number: NHSRCL/BRC/2021/18
  • Approximate cost of work: INR 34.97 Lakh 
  • Completion period of the Work: 03 Months
  • Document Download / Sale Start Date: 14-Sep-2021
    Document Download / Sale End Date: 28-Sep-2021
  • Pre Bid Meeting Date: 18-Sep-2021
  • Bid Submission Start Date: 22-Sep-2021
  • Bid Submission End Date: 28-Sep-2021
  • Bid Opening Date: 29-Sep-2021

Scope of Work:

The Scope of work essentially consists of Shifting of Signaling utilities of ARME siding at Vadodara station in Connection with Construction of MAHSR. All the works shall be executed confirming to the specifications and drawings mentioned in the tender schedule and all the relevant clauses which are applicable to the items of schedule shall be adhered to.

  • During testing and commissioning of the installation, the contractor’s engineers will be available at site for testing and commissioning and also for doing any wiring alterations which will be required during testing and commissioning. The work will be supervised by Senior Divisional Signal & Telecom Engineer, Vadodara, Western Railway or his authorized representative. 
  • However, payment will be made by NHSRCL on the basis of work certified by Senior Divisional Signal & Telecom Engineer, Western Railway, Pratapnagar, Vadodara-390004. Completed works shall be handed over to Western Railway, Vadodara Division.
  • The tenderer(s) shall inspect the proposed site of work and acquaint himself/themselves with the site conditions, distances of gears, compatibility / interfacing, voltages / currents requirements of various existing gears and of equipment to be installed with their system and any other specific requirements etc.
  • The tenderer shall undertake study / survey of signaling systems / practices used in Western Railway / Vadodara Division and make his own arrangement of the interlocking work involved in integration of the indoor equipment with existing indoor & outdoor equipment to be installed so as to make the entire system successful / functional.
  • The tenderer(s) shall inspect the proposed site of work and acquaint himself/themselves with the site conditions, working hours, layout of land, station building, trees and shrubs that he/they will have to cut, type of strata likely to be met within the borrow pits, stacking space for materials, approach roads, path ways available etc. and all relevant items connected with the execution of the work. No claim shall be entertained for the contractor(s) making his/their own arrangements for approaches/approach road from outside railway land and contractor(s) will bear entire expenses such as road taxes, payment for right of way, etc. to outsiders and for Construction of approaches/approach roads, etc.
  • Supply of technical documentation & drawings as per Para 6 of SCC.
  • Scope of work is detailed in “Bill of Quantities” and as per “Technical specification”. Work is to be carried out in strict compliance to the tender conditions and specifications. Wherever Specifications are not indicated, work will be carried out as per standard practice on Western Railway and instructions of Engineer in charge.

Tender document can only be obtained online after registration of tenderer on the website https://etenders.gov.in/eprocure/app.

Recent Update:

Meanwhile, Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw, Hon’ble Minister for Railways, Communications, Electronics & Information Technology, flagged off indigenously designed and manufactured- Full Span Launching Equipment-Straddle Carrier and Girder Transporter to expedite the construction of viaduct for Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail corridor,  through video conferencing here on 09.09.2021.

  • The other key dignitaries present at the ceremony were Mr. Miyamoto Shingo, Hon’ble Minister, Embassy of Japan, Shri Suneet Sharma, Chairman & CEO, Railway Board, Shri Satish Agnihotri, MD, NHSRCL, Shri Anupam Kumar, Shri S N subrahmanyan, CEO & MD, L&T Construction.
  • Addressing the gathering, Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw, Hon’ble Minister stated that to encourage Aatma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan initiative, full span launching equipment of 1100MT capacity is indigenously designed and manufactured by M/s Larsen &Toubro at Kanchipuram, Chennai. 
  • M/s L&T has partnered with 55 Micro-Small Medium Enterprises (MSME).
  • India is now coming in the select group of countries like Italy, Norway, Korea, and China  which have been designing and manufacturing such equipment. 
  • This will expedite construction of high speed railway, as is the proven technology in metro and similar projects.
  • Work has already begun on 325 km (in Gujarat state) out of a 508 km corridor between Mumbai & Ahmedabad. 
  • More than 97% land has been acquired for the project in Gujarat and Dadra & Nagar Haveli and 30% land in Maharashtra. 
  • This project will improve the skill set in various rail construction technologies. 
  • Japanese counterparts will provide training to National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited employees and also to contractors. 
  • More than 6000 workers are already working at various construction sites for the project, thus creating employment opportunities for the local youth.
  • He further stated that the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail project expected to create more than 90,000 jobs in this area including 51,000 jobs for technicians, skilled and unskilled workers.
  • This project will boost the overall economy of the area by deploying 1000s of trucks, dumpers, excavators, batching plants, tunneling equipment and so on. 
  • It is estimated that 7.5 million ton of cement, 2.1 million ton of steel and 70000 tonnes of structural steel will be used in the construction. 
  • National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited is also preparing detailed project reports for seven high speed rail corridors. 
  • With the experience of execution of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail project, the works of other corridors will be faster.

About the Project:

  • For the construction of viaduct superstructures of 508 km long, Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail Project (MAHSR), the State-of-the-Art construction methodologies like Full Span Launching Methodology (FSLM) will be adopted. 
  • This technology will expedite the process of launching girders as the precast girders of full span length will be erected as a single piece for double track viaduct.
  • FSLM is used world over as it is faster than the segment by segment launching method, usually adopted for the construction of viaducts for metro systems. 
  • India is now coming in the select group of countries like Italy, Norway, Korea, and China which have been designing and manufacturing such equipment.
  • The standard precast Prestressed Concrete (PSC) Box Girders (weight ranging from 700 to 975 metric ton) of span 30, 35 and 45 meters will be launched by using FSLM methodology for the high speed corridor. 
  • The heaviest PSC Box Girder weighing 975 MT and of 40 meter length will be used for the first time in the construction industry in India for the MAHSR project.
  • To encourage Aatma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan initiative, FSLM equipment of 1100MT capacity is indigenously designed and manufactured by M/s Larsen & Toubro at their manufacturing facility in Kanchipuram, Chennai, for which M/s L&T has partnered with 55 Micro-Small Medium Enterprises (MSME).  
  • A total of 20 number of such launching equipment will be required for the construction of viaduct 325 km of viaduct superstructures between Vapi and Ahmedabad in the state of Gujarat. 

Additional details about MAHSR project:  

  • Work has already begun on 325 km (in Gujarat state) out of a 508 km corridor between Mumbai & Ahmedabad.
  • More than 97% land has been acquired for the project in Gujarat and Dadra & Nagar Haveli and 30% land in Maharashtra
  • This project will improve the skill set in various rail construction technologies. Japanese counterparts will provide training to National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited employees and also to contractors.
  • More than 6000 workers are already working at various construction sites for the project, thus creating employment opportunities for the local youth.
  • It is estimated that the Mumbai Ahmedabad High Speed Rail project will create more than 90,000 jobs in this area including 51,000 jobs for technicians, skilled and unskilled workers.
  • This project will boost the overall economy of the area by deploying 1000s of trucks, dumpers, excavators, batching plants, tunneling equipment and so on. It is estimated that 7.5 million ton of cement, 2.1 million ton of steel and 70000 tonnes of structural steel will be used in the construction.
  • National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited is also preparing detailed project reports for seven high speed rail corridors. With the experience of execution of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail project, the works of other corridors will be faster.

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

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