National High Speed Rail Corporation Ltd. (NHSRCL) has issued a Letter of Acceptance (LoA) to M/s BL Kashyap & Sons Ltd. for Design and build works for construction of training institute buildings (Phase-II) at Vadodara for Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail.
- Tender Reference Number: MAHSR-TI-1
- Name of Work: Design and build works for construction of training institute buildings (Phase-II) at Vadodara for Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail.
- Accepted Contract Amount: INR 141,58,37,880/-
In October 2022, the NHSRCL invited a tender for Tender Number: MAHSR-TI-1
- 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) (hereinafter 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.
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.
- 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.
Source: NHSRCL- Tender Update | Image Credit (representational): NHSRCL