L&T Bags contract for Bullet Train Project
The Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has bagged a contract worth Rs 1390 crore for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project. This project is India’s first such project. L&T has bagged the contract for the project from the National High-Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL).
- The contract for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet corridor have been given to Larsen & Toubro (L&T) – IHI Infrastructure Systems Consortium.
- L&T 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 Mumbai Ahmedabad high-speed rail corridor.
About Bullet Train Project
- The bullet rain project or the Mumbai-Ahmedabad high-speed rail corridor is being executed by the National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL).
- The NHSRCL 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
- Financial bids for the procurement of steel bridges were opened on December 18, 2020.
- In the bidding, a total of eight bidders participated. Out of eight bidders, four were qualified.
- Qualified bidders include- Tata projects Limited, Larsen & Toubro- IHI Infrastructure Systems Consortium, Afcons Infrastructure Limited, and NCC Limited.
Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet Train Project
The Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train Project is a 508 km 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 kms 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 (JICA).
Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
It is a governmental agency that engages in delivering the bulk of Official Development Assistance (ODA) for the government of Japan. It assists in the economic and social growth of the developing countries.