The decision comes amid a dispute between the Sena-led Maharashtra government and the Union government over allotment of land for Mumbai Metro in Kanjurmarg.
Technical bids for this tender were opened on September 23 and in less than one month, the financial bids were opened after evaluation of the technical bids
Actor Masi Oka has boarded Brad Pitt’s upcoming action thriller, Bullet Train. The film, based on Isaka Kotar’s Japanese novel, Maria Beetle, will be directed by David Leitch.
The contract is worth Rs 7,289 crore and comes close on the heels of the company bagging the Rs 24,985 crore mega tender of designing and constructing a 237-km long viaduct for the project.
Chairman and CEO of the Railway Board V K Yadav in a press briefing also denied reports that the Japanese firms were not keen on the project.
Last year, the company had floated nine civil work tenders which could not be opened because of the coronavirus pandemic, officials said.
The film is based on Isaka Kotar's Japanese novel "Maria Beetle" and will be directed by David Leitch.
Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray said that he would like to connect the capital of Maharashtra, Mumbai, to the state's sub-capital Nagpur.
Speaking at the India Global Week, Piyush Goyal, however, said the Railways was 'committed to these projects' and 'we are at the stage of finalising plans and costing' for them.
In the novel, five assassins find themselves on a fast-moving bullet train from Tokyo to Morioka with only a few stops in between.
In the second part of his interview to Shiv Sena mouthpiece 'Saamana', Thackeray said the state was not getting its 'rightful share' of central funds.
Of the 508.17-km-long bullet train corridor, 155.76 km will be in Maharashtra, 348.04 km in Gujarat and 4.3 km in Dadra and Nagar Haveli.
Gujarat HC quashes over 120 pleas by farmers against land acquisition for Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project
A division bench led by Justice A S Dave held that the compensation offered to farmers by the state government is fair.
According to an official, tenders had been issued for four major civil work packages on the route and the construction work is likely to begin by March 2020.
Mallikarjun Kharge said the cost of the rail corridor was exorbitant and amount could have been spent on activities like doubling thousands of kilometres of railway tracks or opening new divisions.