‘Contract for bullet train may cross Rs 15,000 crore mark’

‘Contract for bullet train may cross Rs 15,000 crore mark’

The country’s first bullet train project is preparing to float what is likely to be the biggest ever civil works contract in India, the value of which is estimated to be in the range of five figures of crores of rupees. The contract, to be given out to a single entity, is slated to be floated by next month, decks for which are being cleared on war footing.

The job involves constructing over 200 km of viaduct for the high-speed line in Guajarat and all installations that come with it, including four stations of the bullet train corridor—Surat, Vapi, Valsad and Billimora. The laying of the high speed track on the viaduct will be a separate contract that will come later.

“We will be floating this tender soon,” Achal Khare, Managing Director of the National High Speed Rail Corporation told The Indian Express. Read More

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