New Delhi, India (Metro Rail Today): The National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) has issued tender notice for construction of Thane Rolling Stock Depot for Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Corridor under Package MAHSR D-1.
The scope of work includes Design and Construction of Thane Depot including Civil Works, Building Works, Inspection Sheds, Maintenance Depot, and Installation, Testing and Commissioning of Maintenance Facilities, and other Associated works in the State of Maharashtra for the Project for Construction of Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Corridor. The design of the depot will be based on Japanese Shinkansen Depots.
A complete set of bidding documents can be downloaded from Govt. of India's e-procurement portal from 23rd December 2022 to 26th April 2023 (up to 15:00 Hrs) IST upon payment of a non-refundable fee of INR 236,000.00 (Indian Rupee Two Hundred and Thirty-Six Thousand only) including GST towards cost of Bidding Documents.
Bidding will be conducted through procedures in accordance with the applicable Guidelines for Procurement under Japanese ODA Loans and is open to all Bidders from eligible source countries. Only the firms with Eligible Nationality as Japan or India can purchase the Bidding Documents.
Thane Rolling Stock-cum-Maintenance depot will be the second largest Bullet Train Depot after Sabarmati Depot. Thane depot will spread over an area of 60 hectares. In line of Sabarmati, Thane depot will also have coach washing plants, inspection bays, sheds, workshops, and stabling lines for regular maintenance of trains.
All Bullet Train depots will have reservoirs for rain water harvesting and collected water is passed through treatment plants within the depot before being re-used for washing trainsets. Depots will also have recharge pits for recharging water back into the earth. The depots will also be capable of recycling and re-using effluent and sewage water. Bio-waste from the trains is stored in tanks onboard and removed at depots, where it is then treated in sewage treatment plants.
The 508-km long Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Corridor will connect BKC Mumbai (in Maharashtra) to Ahmedabad (in Gujarat) with 12 stations.