Bullet train tender opens, all seven bidders are Indian
NEW DELHI: The National High Speed Rail Corporation (NHSRCL) on Wednesday opened the bids for first tender entailing investment of around Rs 20,000 crore for construction work for the Ahmedabad-Mumbai bullet train project. All the bidders for this 237 km length of the mainline falling in Gujarat are Indian companies.
NHSRCL said this is one of the biggest tenders covering 47% of the bullet train alignment between Vapi and Vadodara in Gujarat. This work also includes construction of four stations on this corridor.
According to an official release, three bidders involving seven major infrastructure companies have participated in the competitive bidding. Two of these are consortiums, Afcons Infrastructure– IRCON International–JMC Projects India and NCC–Tata Project-J Kumar Infra Projects, and the company that has put a bid on its own is Larsen and Toubro.
根据官方发布的消息，涉及七家大型基础设施公司在内的三家竞标者参与了竞标。其中有两个是财团，Afcons Infrastructure - IRCON International-JMC Projects India和NCC-Tata Project-J Kumar Infra Projects，而自行投标的公司是Larsen和Toubro。
Officials said the 237 km corridor will cross 24 rivers and 30 road crossings. “This entire section is in Gujarat where more than 83% of the land has been acquired for the project,” the NHSRCL spokesperson said.
TOI on September 6 had reported that there is a high possibility of the go nment starting operations of the country’s first bullet trains project before next Lok Sabha election at least in the Gujarat portion. The land acquisition has been delayed in Maharashtra. On Wednesday, the railway ministry informed the Rajya Sabha that the delay in land acquisition before March 2020, particularly in Maharashtra, was due to “resistance of local residents at some locations.”
A major portion of the project corridor – 349 km out of total 508 km – falls in Gujarat. In Maharashtra, barely 23% land has been acquired.
译文来源：三泰虎 http://www.santaihu.com/p/50903.html 译者：Jessica.Wu
Dr Vidyadhar Yellutla
One of the best projects, Modi has obtained to India. Pakistan CPEC project China is charging 7% interest, where as Japans JICA is funding 88,000 crore rs @0.1% rate of interest almost interest free with repayment schedule of 50 years. Good luck to Maharashtra and Gujarat.
Uddhat Government will try to derail the project...
If there is no BJP govt in Maharashtra, it will take atleast 15 yrs to complete..
Thief Modi wants to make Mumbai Gujrat's capital.
Except Mallya all thieves and fraudsters are Gujrati
The project has been hanging fire for over 5 years now. Get done with it soon.
do India need a bullet train now ?? Is our pm only for Gujarat. Why are people getting so excited about bullet train , when there are so many issues to address.
When we compare ourselves with China's progress, we have to remember that in China there are zero hurdles to land acquisition. But in India, there are political, religious, courts, co ption and many other hurdles in order to acquire the land. How can we achieve targets?
Start construction on acquired land to start with.
As per Feku in 2014, bullet train will start in India by 2018.
Souvik Ghosh Dastidar
Indian companies making construction for bullet train??? again a make in india with foreign imported know how and technology. we have so little innovation, research and development.
Ruud Van Nistelrooy
we all know how good Indian constructions are... even small bridges get washed away in a small flooded stream... if this train derails, it's speed takes it to Delhi.... haha haha....
Give it to Tata
Good! We need to travel more and more so that infection spreads.
When the country is facing huge financial crisis the project Bullet train should have been dumped till recovery from the crisis.
Mor0n Japan is funding 80% through soft loan
Maharashtra is ruled by NCP = NATIONAL CORRUPT PARTY, CONGRESS = SCAM & KICK BACK EXPERTS, supported by SHIV SENA = GOODAS & HOOLIGANS. They will do everything to sabotage this project
Yeah nobody wants to invest in failed india offcourse pheku india rather they invest in nepal
Would migrant workers be allowed to go back to their homes on bullet trains? Or is it just for the diamond merchants of Gujarat?
GOOD NEWS WE DONT NEED ANY CHINESE COMPANIES FOR
India has to move on. There is no place for pessimists in this country.
Bidders local but 99% components imported from China.