The Larsen & Toubro Limited has bagged a contract worth Rupees 1390 crore for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project. This project is India’s first such project. Larsen & Toubro has bagged the contract for the project from the National High-Speed Rail Corporation Limited.

Points To Note

  • The contract for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet corridor have been given to L&T – IHI Infrastructure Systems Consortium.
  • The Larsen & Toubro has been given the contract for the procurement and fabrication of 28 steel bridges for Crossing Over Rivers, roads, railway lines, highways and other structures for the high-speed rail corridor.

Bullet Train Project

  • The bullet rain project or Mumbai-Ahmedabad high-speed rail corridor is being executed by the National High Speed Rail Corporation Ltd.
  • The National High Speed Rail Corporation Ltd have stated that, about 70,000 MT of steel will be used for the fabrication of 28 steel bridges under the project.
  • Steel for the fabrication of structures for these steel bridges will be procured from the steel manufacturers through bid.

Bidding for steel bridges

  • The Financial bids for the procurement of steel bridges were opened on 18th December 2020.
  • In the bidding, a total of 8 bidders participated. Out of 8 bidders, 4 were qualified.
  • Qualified bidders include- Tata projects Ltd, L&T- IHI Infrastructure Systems Consortium, Afcons Infrastructure Limited, and NCC Ltd.

About Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet Train Project

This Project is a 508 kilometer long corridor. It will operate at speed of 320 km/hour. The train corridor will pass through Gujarat, Maharashtra and Dadra & Nagar Haveli. The train will complete the distance of 508 kilometer in just 2-3 hours. There will be 12 stations along the corridor. The bullet train project is also funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency.

Japan International Cooperation Agency

The JICA is a governmental agency that engages in delivering the bulk of Official Development Assistance for the government of Japan. It assists in the economic and social growth of the developing countries.

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