With officials from KfW and AFD lending agencies visiting Vijayawada and taking a keen interest in financing the city’s 26.03 km metro project, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation has gone ahead and re-invited bids for the civil construction of both elevated metro lines.
The DMRC had originally invited bids for Line-2 (PNBS-Nidamanuru) in September 2015 and even shortlisted 8 infrastructure firms, but JICA – the original lender of the project made a silent exit due to critical issues ranging from the project’s financial viability to how the bidding was hurriedly conducted before the official loan was even signed.
Notice Inviting Tenders – Link
AMCC-01 (R): Vijayawada Metro Project – Pandit Nehru Bus Stand – Nidamanuru Corridor
Part Design and Construction of elevated viaduct (chainage km (-) 0.155 to km 13.210), depot connection and thirteen elevated stations viz., Pandit Nehru Bus Terminal, Railway Station South, Railway Station East, Besant Road, Seeta Rampuram Signal, Machavaram Down, Padavalarevu, Gunadala, Ramavarapadu Ring, Prasadampadu, MBT Centre, Enikepadu, Nidamanuru including design and construction of PEB roof and Entry / Exit structures of the Stations, Architectural Finishing and Plumbing Works.
AMCC-02 (R): Vijayawada Metro Project – Pandit Nehru Bus Stand – Penamaluru Corridor
Part Design and Construction of elevated viaduct (chainage km (-) 0.155 to km 12.390) and eleven elevated stations viz., Victoria Jubilee Museum, Indira Gandhi Municipal Stadium, Tikkle Road, Benz Circle, Auto Nagar Gate, Ashok Nagar, Krishna Nagar, Kanuru, Tadigadapa, Poranki, Penamaluru including design and construction of PEB roof and Entry / Exit structures of the Stations, Architectural Finishing and Plumbing Works.
The civil work for both packages has been estimated to cost Rs. 969 and 831 crores. Tender documents will be up for sale in the first week of December and bidders will have up till January 16 and 19 (respectively) to submit their bids. Following that, the bids will be evaluated for eligibility with AFD & KfW’s approval to do so.
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