Ahmedabad: A fortnight back, three engineering firms submitted their bids for the first Detailed Design Consultant contract of the 227km Ahmedabad – Rajkot Semi High-Speed Rail Project.
This is the first of multiple contracts for this new semi high-speed rail line in Gujarat where trains will travel at a top speed of 160 kmph to link both cities through 6 stations at Sabarmati, Sanand, Bavla, Limbdi, Chotila and Rajkot. The engineering firm will be engagement as a detailed design consultant (DDC) for an elevated station — at Sabarmati including the Multimodal Transport Hub, an elevated viaduct from Sabarmati to Bavla, and a stabling yard near Sabarmati under the project.
Once this semi high-speed rail network comes up, commuters can board at Ahmedabad’s Sabarmati station, and easily connect to and board the 508km Mumbai – Ahmedabad bullet train as well as Ahmedabad Metro, Indian Railways station, and Janmarg BRT bus station.
Currently, the bids for the project have been sent for technical evaluation which can take a few months .