IRCON-led JV wins Rs 3429 cr contract for India's first bullet train project

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 Mumbai, India (Metro Rail Today)
: The National High-Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) said that IRCON-Dineshchandra JV has emerged as the lowest bidder for the design and construction of 18 km of the viaduct and high-speed stations at Ahmedabad and Sabarmati for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train Corridor.

NHSRCL said,

National High-Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) has opened financial bids for design and construction of about 18 km of the viaduct between Anand and Sabarmati, including HSR stations at Ahmedabad and Sabarmati for Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail Corridor. The financial bids of four technically qualified bidders were opened and IRCON - Dineshchandra JV is the lowest bidder.

The work has already begun on 325 km (in Gujarat state) out of 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 skillset in various rail construction technologies.  More than 6000 workers are already working at various construction sites for the project.

Sabarmati maintenance depot will be the largest depot among three depots planned for the MAHSR corridor. Other depots will be at Surat (Gujarat) and Thane (Maharashtra).

The viaduct would be between Anand and Sabarmati. NHSRCL is also preparing detailed project reports for seven high speed rail corridors.

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