The National High-Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) awarded BL Kashyap & Sons Ltd, an Indian-based company, the design and construction contract for the Sabarmati terminal, in Gujarat, which is part of Mumbai-Ahmedabad HSR project.
BL Kashyap & Sons submitted the lowest offer among other 15 bidders and won the contract valuated at Rs 332 crores (USD 46.8 million).
The Sabarmati hub will serve as the high-speed rail terminal in Ahmedabad and it is planned to be constructed on a multi-level concept, of which, two levels will have railway connections and one level will be designed as a passenger concourse.
The new hub will have transport connections with the country’s railway network, and Ahmedabad metro and BRT systems.
In August 2018, NHSRCL has launched the tender for the design and construction of the Sabarmati terminal.
This year, the high-speed authority has launched a tender for civil construction works on a 237-km section of the line.
The USD 14 billion Mumbai-Ahmedabad HSR project will have a total length of 508 km, connecting Mumbai, the capital city of the State of Maharashtra and the second most populous metropolitan area in India with Ahmedabad which is a metropolis in the State of Gujarat. The high-speed rai line, served by 12 stations, will pass through 3 districts (Mumbai, Thane and Palghar) in Maharashtra and 8 districts (Valsad, Navsari, Surat, Bharuch, Vadodara, Anand, Kheda and Ahmedabad) in Gujarat.
It is estimated that in 2023, when the line is expected to enter services, 70 daily trips will be provided.