The contracts are worth a total of Rs 67bn ($US 1.15bn) and cover all civil works and trackwork on the 626km section of the route.

Tendering is also underway for Package 3, which covers civil construction and trackwork on the remaining 296km section of Phase 1 between Iqbalgarh – Vadodara, together with the contracts for special bridges, electrical works, and signalling and telecommunications. Bids will also be invited soon for Package 7, covering rolling stock and maintenance facilities.