Yesterday, the Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. opened the financial bids for contract LKCC-06 and the Tata – Gülermak JV has emerged as its lowest bidder! This contract involves the construction of a 3.44 km underground section including 3 stations on Lucknow’s 22.878 km north-south line.
The LMRCL had invited bids for this contract in October 2015 after which 5 firms qualified through the RFQ stage in February 2016. They had estimated & budgeted this contract to be worth Rs 1280 crores. Here are the bids submitted by each firm:
|Tata – Gülermak||Rs. 1185 cr|
|Soma – DOGUS JV||Rs. 1244 cr|
|ITD – ITD Cem JV||Rs. 1379 cr|
|Afcons||Rs. 1401 cr|
|L&T – SUCG JV||Disqualified|
The 3 stations included in LKCC-06 are located at Hussainganj, State Secretariat (Sachivalaya) and Hazratganj:
The LMRCL will now seek the European Investment Bank (EIB)’s approval and go on to award the contract next month. After the letter of award (LOA) is handed over, the Tata-Gülermak JV would have 36 months to finish all tunnels and station work. Followed by that, it would take at least another 6-9 months for completing interior works, track & ancillary systems installation, testing and safety inspection. So if all pieces fall into place without any delays, then the earliest I expect this section to open for commercial operations would be in 2020.
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