Race for Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Bullet Train Project Contract: L&T, Afcons, and Others Compete for Rs 16,475 Crore Civil Works Contract
The Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail (MAHSR) project has been making headlines lately due to the latest competition among four major players in the infrastructure industry. Larsen & Toubro (L&T), Afcons Infrastructure Ltd, NCC-JKumar joint venture (JV), Afcons-KPTL consortium, and Dineshchandra-DMRC JV are all vying for the Rs 16,475 crore contract involving civil works of 135 km in the MAHSR corridor project.
Technical bids for the design and construction of civil and building works of a 135 km alignment between Shilphata and Zaroli, including Thane, Virar, and Boisar HSR stations, were opened on April 12th. The Rs 16,475 crore contract involves civil and building works such as viaducts, bridges, tunnels, maintenance depots, and three stations. These stations include Thane, Virar, and Boisar and some connecting works for Thane Depot between Shilphata and Zaroli village on the Gujarat-Maharashtra border.
After the technical evaluation is completed, the financial bids of the technically qualified bidders will be opened, according to MAHSRCL. Earlier, on April 6th, 2023, financial bids were opened for the construction of a tunnel for a double line between the 21-km-long Mumbai HSR station and Shilphata.
L&T and Afcons Infrastructure Ltd
L&T and Afcons Infrastructure Ltd are two of the major players in the race for the contract. L&T is a leading engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) company in India, while Afcons Infrastructure Ltd is a leading engineering and construction company in India that specializes in infrastructure projects such as highways, bridges, tunnels, and marine works.
Both companies have a strong track record in infrastructure development in India and have completed several successful projects. They have the technical expertise and experience required for the MAHSR project, making them formidable competitors in the race for the contract.
NCC-JKumar Joint Venture (JV), Afcons-KPTL Consortium, and Dineshchandra-DMRC JV
The NCC-JKumar JV is a joint venture between NCC Limited, one of the leading construction companies in India, and J Kumar Infraprojects Ltd, a Mumbai-based infrastructure development company. The Afcons-KPTL Consortium is a consortium between Afcons Infrastructure Ltd and Kalpataru Power Transmission Ltd, an engineering and construction company in India.
The Dineshchandra-DMRC JV is a joint venture between Dineshchandra R Agrawal Infracon Pvt Ltd, a construction company in India, and Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), which is responsible for the design and construction of the Delhi Metro.
The MAHSR project is a significant infrastructure project in India, and the competition for the contract for civil works of 135 km is intense. L&T, Afcons Infrastructure Ltd, and the other major players in the race have the technical expertise and experience required for the project. The project will not only improve connectivity between Mumbai and Ahmedabad but will also create employment opportunities and boost economic growth in the region.