NHSRCL inks contract for construction of 21 km tunnel for bullet train project

The MAHSR C-2 package for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Corridor calls for the construction of a 21 km long tunnel, including the first 7 km long undersea rail tunnel in India, by the National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) and M/s Afcons Infrastructure Limited.

The technical and financial bids for this solicitation were opened on February 9 and April 6, respectively.

“Construction of 21 km of tunnel is one of the most challenging contracts of Mumbai- Ahmedabad HSR corridor, which includes construction of country’s first twin track under sea rail tunnel of 7 km at Thane Creek. Three Tunnel Boring Machines and New Austrian Tunnelling Method will be used for the construction of this tunnel,” said Rajendra Prasad, Managing Director, NHSRCL.

The 21 km long tunnel will be between underground station at Bandra-Kurla Complex and Shilphata in the State of Maharashtra.

The 7 km (approx.) undersea tunnel at Thane Creek ( Intertidal Zone) will be the First under sea rail tunnel to come up in the country.

The tunnel will be a single tube tunnel to accommodate twin track for both-up and down track. 39 equipment rooms at 37 locations will also be constructed adjoining tunnel location as part of the package.

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