Rail Vikas Nigam Limited awards major construction contract for Yavatmal-Nanded new Broad Gauge line

In a landmark move set to bolster Maharashtra’s railway infrastructure, Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL) has officially awarded a comprehensive construction contract to M/s Max Infra (I) Pvt. Ltd. This pivotal contract encompasses a wide array of construction activities essential for the establishment of the Yavatmal-Nanded New Broad Gauge (BG) Line, a critical project under the aegis of Central Railway.

Tender Details:

  • Tender Reference Number: RVNL/NGP/YTL-NED/Package-IIIA
  • Name of Work: Construction of Road Bed, Major Bridges, Minor Bridges, ROBs, RUBs, including road approaches, Station Buildings, Staff Qtrs, Other Service buildings, HL Platforms, COPs, FOBs, General electrical work and other works related to construction of YavatmalNanded New BG Line from Km: 157 to Km: 169 of Central Railway in Maharashtra State including construction of two tunnels: T1 (1290m) & T2 (2505 m) with BLT in tunnels.
  • Completion Period for the Contract is: 36 Months
  • The Awarded Value of the Tender is: Rs. 381,83,45,820.23/-

Scope of Works:

  • Yavatmal to Nanded consists of Packages IIIA, IIIB, IV & V from chainage Km 157 to Km 286. This work is related to the new BG Line from Km 157 to Km 169, Package IIIA. The package IIIA of Yavatmal to Nanded consists of construction of a new BG Line from Chainage 157 to Km 169.
  • The work includes Construction of Roadbed, Major bridges, Minor bridges, ROBs, RUBs including road approaches, station buildings, staff quarters, other service buildings, HLPFs, COP/FOBs, General Electrical and other works related to construction of Yavatmal-Nanded BG line from Km 157 to Km 169 of Central Railway in Maharashtra State including construction of two tunnels: T1 & T2 with Ballast Less Track in tunnels.
  • However, these chainages are for guidance purposes. Any change in the specified chainage as below shall not lead to any claim whatsoever on account thereof towards change of scope of work. Same terms and conditions shall be applicable on such changes, if any.
  • Wherever Tunnel works are referred to in the document, it means “main tunnel no.1 & tunnel no.2 and adits, portals, niches and associated tunnel works”. The chainage of tunnels shown in following paragraphs are indicative which may vary as per site requirement and detailed design without any claim on such account.
  • The new railway line stretching between Wardha and Nanded via Yavatmal was a long  pending demand of the public. It is considered as one of the most important projects in Maharashtra as it will connect the two most backward districts of Vidarbha and Marathwada and has the potential to transform the economy of both the regions.
  • The monsoon normally occurs between June to September. The physiography of the area is mostly hilly. Successful planning, design, construction, and maintenance of a tunnel requires various geotechnical investigations to obtain a broad spectrum of pertinent topographic,  geologic, geo-hydrological and structural information and data.
  • Subsurface investigation is the most important type of investigation to obtain ground  conditions. Hence, geological, and geotechnical studies have been carried out near the  tunnel locations.


The onset of this project marks a significant milestone in Maharashtra’s infrastructure development, setting the stage for a future where connectivity is no longer a barrier to economic prosperity. With a keen focus on meticulous planning and execution, RVNL and M/s Max Infra (I) Pvt. Ltd. are poised to deliver a project that not only meets but exceeds the expectations of the communities it aims to serve.

Source: RVNL – Tender Update | Image Credit (representational): MoR