Around 70,000mt steel is expected to be used for the fabrication of 28 steel bridges as a part of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail (MAHSR) corridor project in India under the National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL). Technical bids for these 28 bridges on 88km of viaduct between Vadodara and Ahmedabad in Gujarat were opened on September 25.
NHSRCL has already sensitized the steel industries to cater to this demand for the country’s first high speed rail corridor.
Eight Indian companies have participated for the procurement and fabrication these bridges including consortium of Indian and Japanese companies, namely Tata Projects, Afcon Infrastructure ltd, Braithwaite & Co. (India) Ltd, NCC Ltd, JMC Projects (India) Ltd, Rahee Infratech Ltd, consortium of ISGEC Heavy Engineering ltd- M&B Engineering Ltd. and consortium of Larsen and Turbo-IHI Infrastructure Systems Consortium.
The three Indian companies that have bid for design and construction of the viaduct and Anand/ Nadian station are the consortium of Afcons, IRCON international ltd and JMC Projects; consortium of NCC, Tata and J Kumar Infra Projects ltd; and Larsen and Turbo Ltd.
With the opening of these bids, the technical bids covering 64pc (325 km out of total 508 km) of MAHSR alignment including five out of 12 high speed rail (HSR) stations and one train depot at Surat are under consideration.
Earlier this week, NHSRCL opened the technical bids for 237 km of viaduct between Vapi and Vadodara in Gujarat that includes four elevated HSR stations and one train depot at Surat.
The deadline for completion of the project was December 2023 but it may be extended because of the disruption caused due to COVID-19 pandemic.