New Delhi, India (Metro Rail Today): The National High Speed Rail Corporation Ltd (NHSRCL) today opened the financial bids of civil contract package C1 for the construction of BKC Bullet Train Terminal Station of Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Corridor in Mumbai, Maharashtra.
As per the financial bids result, the consortium of Hindustan Construction Company Ltd (HCC) and Megha Engineering & Infrastructures Ltd (MEIL) emerged as lowest bidder by beating other three major infra firms. The financial position of each bidder is as under:-
J. Kumar Infraprojects Ltd was the fourth bidder but did not qualify the NIT terms & conditions, hence, their financial bids were not opened.
Tender notice for the contract package C1 was issued in July 2022 with 1638 day of work completion deadline. Technical bids were opened in November where names of the four bidders were revealed by NHSRCL.
The scope of work includes design and construction of Civil and Buildings Works on Design-Build Lump Sum Price basis for Double Line High Speed Railway for Mumbai Underground Station, Cut and Cover Tunnel and Shaft-1 from MAHSR Km. -0.255 to Km. 0.775 at BKC in Maharashtra.
The Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) Bullet Train station will have six platforms and the length of each platform is approximately 415m (sufficient to accommodate a 16-coach bullet train). The station will have connectivity with the metro and road transport.
This station is the only underground station on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail corridor and it is planned at a depth of about 24 metres below the ground level. The station will have a total of three floors.
According to plan, two entry and exit points will be built on this station, one to facilitate access to the nearby station of Metro Line 2B and the other towards the MTNL building at BKC. The amenities planned for passengers at the station include waiting areas, business class Lounge, nursery, restrooms, smoking rooms, and information kiosks, among others.
The BKC Bullet Train station has been planned in a way that ample space is available for passenger movement and amenities at the concourse and platform level. In fact, dedicated skylight provisions have been made for natural lighting.
For more details, please explore the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail page of Metro Rail Today.