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Multiple Indian Firms in the Running to Build a Portion of Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train Corridor


Multiple Indian Firms in the Running to Build a Portion of Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train Corridor
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As per a new report, two consortia of Indian firms along with another company are currently in the running to build a portion of the country’s first high-speed bullet train project between Mumbai and Ahmedabad. 

As per sources within the National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL), Afcons Infrastructure Limited-IRCON International Limited-JMC Projects India Limited form one consortium while NCC Limited-Tata Project Limited-J Kumar Infra Projects Limited-HSR are the second consortium. Further, construction giant Larsen & Toubro Limited is also said to be in the running for this bullet train project.

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NHSRCL opened technical bids for this project on Wednesday. As per internal sources quoted by The Indian Express, the financial bids will be accepted shortly after the authorities complete the review process of the firms. 

As per the terms laid out by the NHSRCL, the company or consortium that scores the lowest bid will be tasked with constructing a 237-km railway corridor in Gujarat followed by four stations at Vapi, Bilimora, Surat and Bharuch. Additionally, 30 road crossings and 24 river crossings will also be constructed along the path. 

The bullet train corridor between Mumbai and Ahmedabad is likely to take a few years to finish with the completion deadline currently standing at 2023. The bullet train will originate from Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC) in Mumbai and travel all the way to Ahmedabad with several key junctions on its path.

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