Larsen & Toubro and Afcons Infrastructure are among four players who have submitted their technical bids for Mumbai Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Corridor project involving design and construction of Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) high speed rail (HSR) station in Mumbai.
The other two players - J Kumar Infraprojects and MEIL-HCC Joint Venture - are in the race for the construction of the BKC HSR station of the MAHSR corridor.
The bids were opened on 4 November to be followed by the opening of the long awaited financial bids.
According to National High Speed Rail Corporation, financial bids will be opened for technically qualified bidders, once the technical evaluation is completed.
NHSRCL had invited bids in July for the design and construction of BKC high speed rail station in Mumbai. This will be the only underground station in Mumbai Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Corridor.
In addition to BKC station, the tender also includes 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 6 platforms and length of each platform is approximately 415 m (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 24m 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, Autos and Taxis is also planned.
Arun Kumar Das is a senior journalist covering railways. He can be contacted at email@example.com.
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