MUMBAI: Four infrastructure majors – Larsen and Toubro, Afcons, Ahluwalia Contracts and NCC Ltd – have submitted bids for the Rs 1,800-crore Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminal (CSMT) redevelopment project. The railways plans to bid out the project next month.
Officials said the railways will complete the technical evaluation of the bids before opening the financial bids. The CSMT redevelopment project has got the maximum number of bids among the three major railway stations being revamped after the Centre’s approval last year. The other two stations are New Delhi and Ahmedabad. While only two players have bid for the New Delhi station, three bidders are in the fray for redevelopment of Ahmedabad station.
While redeveloping CSMT, the Unesco world heritage site-tagged structures will not be disturbed. The railways will redevelop the areas around the heritage station and create a new block for long distance trains. The new construction around the existing station will be low-rise. The revamped station will provide access to other modes of transportation like Metro and bus. The station buildings will on both sides of the rail tracks, officials said. tnn