New Delhi, India (Metro Rail Today): The National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) has signed a civil contract package C1 with a joint venture of Hindustan Construction Company (HCC) and Medha Engineering & Infrastructure Limited (MEIL) for construction of Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC) Bullet Train Terminal Station of Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Corridor on 14th March 2023 in New Delhi. The total value of contract is Rs 3,681 crore.
The scope of work includes design and construction of Civil and Buildings Works 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.
Tender notice for the contract package C1 was issued in July 2022 with 1,638 days of work completion deadline. Technical bids were opened in November 2022 and financial bids were opened in December 2022 by NHSRCL.
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.
Apart from building the station, the contract also includes constructing a retrieval shaft, architectural finishing, MEP works, and testing and commissioning. The station will have three floors with state-of-the-art amenities, such as waiting areas, a business-class lounge, a nursery, restrooms, smoking rooms, and information kiosks. Its cumulative floor area is around 2,00,000 square meters.
The first floor of the BKC Bullet Train station will be used for station administration and storing equipment required for the operation of the bullet train. This floor will house offices, control rooms, and other facilities essential for managing and monitoring the train’s operations.
The second floor will be the main passenger area of the terminus, and it will feature a range of amenities and services for travelers. According to the design, this level will consist of a food court, retail shops, and ticket counters. This floor will also provide access to the platform level via escalators and elevators.
The third floor of the station will have six bullet train platforms, with each platform measuring about 414 meters long and capable of accommodating a 16-coach bullet train. It will be easily accessible to commuters as it will be linked to both the metro and road transport.
For more details, please explore the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail page of Metro Rail Today.