The primary bids floated in November 2019 had been rejected by NHSRCL in February because the land in BKC was not handed over by MMRDA. The stated land is at present getting used for a COVID care centre, however the MMRDA has requested the BMC to vacate the realm by September.
An NHSRCL spokesperson stated, “The station may have six platforms, every with a size of about 425 meters (sufficient to accommodate a 16-coach bullet practice). The station shall be linked by metro and roads. This would be the solely underground station on the hall and the platform shall be 24 meters beneath the bottom degree.
Other than the 2 platforms for the Ahmedabad route, it’s going to have 4 platforms that may serve different routes sooner or later.
The bids shall be opened on October 21 and the contractor could also be appointed early subsequent 12 months after finishing the method on technical and monetary analysis after which work will begin quickly.
With the change of presidency within the state, the bullet practice undertaking, which misplaced two to 4 years, has gained momentum. After the MVA got here to energy, the undertaking was stalled attributable to variations between the Heart and the state.
On 22 July, Nationwide Excessive-Pace Rail Company Restricted (NHSRCL) invited bids for the design and building of BKC Terminus, which would be the solely underground station on the hall.
The terminus undertaking will embody related cut-and-cover work and the development of a air flow shaft (to be additionally used for TBM entry).
The 4.2 hectares of land in BKC was allotted by the state in 2018 on the situation that the viability of the proposed Worldwide Finance and Companies Heart (IFSC) shouldn’t be compromised. The state insisted that the price of the land be adjusted towards its fairness contribution. NHSRCL has designed the BKC station as an built-in construction (with IFSC above it) to hold the load of a 60 meter excessive constructing above it. The tender for the station was proposed to be floated in 2018. Later, the plan was modified to extend the peak of the IFSC constructing to 95 meters, which necessitated a change in design.