Mumbai – Ahmedabad Bullet Train Project: Bids Invited For Construction Of Largest Depot At Sabarmati

A bullet train
A bullet train

The National High-Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) on Thursday (29 July) invited bids for the construction of a rolling stock depot at Sabarmati for the 508 km Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail (MAHSR) project.

Bids are invited for Design, Construction, Installation, Testing and Commissioning of Sabarmati Depot consisting of Workshop, Inspection Sheds, various buildings, Maintenance Facilities, and Associated works.

While the last date for submitting bids is 2 December 2021, the bidding documents will be available for sale at NHSRCL’s office from 10:00 hrs to 17:00 hrs on all the working days from 4 August to 1 December.

“Sabarmati maintenance depot will be the largest depot among three depots planned for the MAHSR corridor. Other depots will be at Surat in Gujarat and Thane in Maharashtra,” NHSRCL said.

The ambitious Rs 1.08 lakh crore ($17 billion) MAHSR project is the only sanctioned High-Speed Rail (HSR) project in the country. The project is under execution with financial and technical assistance from the Government of Japan.

A Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV), namely National High-Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL), has been formed to implement the project.

The total cost incurred on the MAHSR Project up to June 2021 is approximately Rs 13,483 crores, mainly on land acquisition, utility shifting and contractual payments.

It must be noted that the Ministry of Railways has assigned the work for survey and preparation of Detailed Project Report (DPR) for the seven HSR corridors to NHSRCL.

The seven corridors include Chennai-Bangalore-Mysore and Mumbai-Pune-Hyderabad routes of Southern India.