Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has emerged the lowest bidder for the C6 package of the National High-Speed Rail Corporation’s (NHSRCL) bullet train project, at Rs 7,289 crore. This is the second contract for the company in the mega project.
The C6 package involves design and construction of civil and building works — including testing and commissioning on a design-build basis at a lump-sum price, for the double line high-speed railway.
This involves 87.5 km of viaducts and bridges, 25 crossing bridges, a tunnel, 97.50 km of roads, one station, a maintenance depot, four sub-maintenance depots, and a host of other associated structures.
Other bidders for this package were the Tata Projects-J Kumar Infrastructure Projects-NCC, and the AFCONS Infrastructure-Ircon International-JMC Projects consortiums. This comes close to the heels of the firm emerging the lowest bidder for the design and construction of civil works for 47 per cent of the alignment of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail corridor.
This tender related to alignment between Vapi (Zaroli village at the Maharashtra-Gujarat border) and Vadodara in Gujarat. This includes four stations — Vapi, Billimora, Surat, and Bharuch — and Surat Depot.
The company last month won one of the largest infrastructure tenders the country for design and construction of civil works for 47 per cent of the total alignment of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail corridor.
While L&T quoted Rs 24,985 crore for the 237-km stretch, the second nearest bidder, a consortium led by Tata Projects, quoted close to Rs 28,228 crore.