Bids Invited For Underground Station And Tunnels In Mumbai For Bullet Train Project

by Arun Kumar Das - Jul 22, 2022 02:09 PM +05:30 IST
Bids Invited For Underground Station And Tunnels In Mumbai For Bullet Train ProjectEntrance hall of BKC HSR Station.
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  • Bids have been invited for the design and construction of underground station and tunnels at Bandra Kurla Complex high speed rail station in Mumbai.

Moving ahead in the bullet train project, National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) has invited bids for the design and construction of underground station and tunnels at Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) high speed rail station in Mumbai.

This will be the only underground station in Mumbai Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Corridor.

While the pre-bid meeting for the possible bidders is slated for 22 August 2022, the last date of submitting the bids is 20 October and the bid opening date is 21 October 2022.

In addition to BKC station, the tender also includes a cut and cover length of 467m and ventilation shaft of 66m. This shaft will also be used for taking out tunnel boring machines (retrieval shaft).

The station will have six platforms and length of each platform is approximately 415 metres (sufficient to accommodate a 16 coach bullet train). The station will have connectivity with the metro and road.

The platform is planned at a depth of about 24 metres from the ground level. There will be three floors including platform, concourse and service floor. Two entry/exit points are planned, one to facilitate the access to nearby metro station of metro line 2B and other towards the MTNL building.

The station has been planned in a way that ample space is available for passenger movement and amenities at the concourse and platform level. A dedicated skylight provision has been made for natural lighting.

The amenities planned for passengers at stations include — security, ticketing, waiting areas, business class lounge, nursery, rest rooms, smoking rooms, information kiosks and incidental retail, public information and announcement system, CCTV surveillance, etc.

Besides that, the integration with other modes of transportation like metro, buses, auto rickshaws and taxis is also planned.

Arun Kumar Das is a senior journalist covering railways. He can be contacted at akdas2005@gmail.com.


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