National High Speed Rail Corporation opened Financial Bids for Procurement and Fabrication of 28 steel bridges for crossing over railway lines, rivers, highways, road and other structures (P-4 Package) for Mumbai Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Corridor, today.
Larson & Toubro –IHI Infrastructure Systems (Consortium) is the lowest bidder. This is a consortium of Indian and Japanese companies.
Total 8 bidders had participated in the bid and only following 04 were qualified after technical evaluation.
1) Tata Projects Ltd.
2) Afcons Infrastructure Ltd.
3) NCC Ltd.
4) Larsen & Toubro – IHI Infrastructure Systems Consortium
It is estimated that about 70,000 MT of Steel will be used for the fabrication of these steel bridges and Indian Steel industries and their allied supply chains will get a big boost. NHSRCL has already sensitized the steel industries to cater such a huge demand for the India’s first High Speed Rail corridor.
NHSRCL has already awarded civil contracts for the construction of 64% of MAHSR alignment which includes five (5) HSR stations (Vapi, Billimora, Surat, Bharuch, Anand/Nadiad, Train depot at Surat and One Mountain Tunnel of 350 metres.