ITD Cem Lowest Bidder for 8 Stations on Nagpur Metro’s EW Line

ITD Cementation India has emerged as the lowest bidder for constructing eight new stations on Nagpur Metro’s 8.15 km Reach-4 elevated section, between Sitabuldi & Prajapati Nagar, after officials from the Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MahaMetro) opened the financial bids submitted by different civil infrastructure companies.

MahaMetro invited bids for this package in January 2017 at an estimate value of Rs 180 crores. At this time, ITD Cem’s bid value or the names & bid values of other bidders is not available. Once known, I’ll add it in here.

This section is part of the 18.557 km east-west line, and overall the 3rd of 4 sections where construction will start, with work already underway at Reach 1 (Sitabuldi-Khapri) and Reach 3 (Sitabuldi-Lokmanya Nagar). A major part of it will be built on the congested Central Avenue where 8 new stations are planned to come at Nagpur Railway Station, Dosar Vaisya Square, Agrasen Square, Chittaroli Square, Telephone Exchange, Ambedkar Square, Vaishnao Devi Square & Prajapati Nagar.


Reach 4 between Sitabuldi & Prajapati Nagar – view Nagpur Metro information & map

In the coming weeks, if no issues arise, then this will become ITD Cementation’s 3rd civil construction project in Nagpur – all incidentally on the 18.557 km east-west line:

1. Reach-3 – 10 stations awarded on September 20 2016 – Lokmanya Nagar (near the depot), Bansi Nagar, Vasudev Nagar, Rachna Ring Road Junction, Subhash Nagar, Ambazari Lake View (Dharampeth College), LAD Chowk, Shankar Nagar, Institute of Engineers and Jhansi Rani Square

2. Reach-4 – 8.15 km viaduct awarded on March 24 2017

3. Reach-4 – 8 stations – Nagpur Railway Station, Dosar Vaisya Square, Agrasen Square, Chittaroli Square, Telephone Exchange, Ambedkar Square, Vaishnao Devi Square and Prajapati Nagar

For a list of contractors on all other sections, see this page.

Phase 1’s Status

Green: Under Construction (Viaduct & Stations) | Red: Contract Awarded (Viaduct) & Financial Bids Opened (Stations) | Purple: Bids Invited (Viaduct) & Bids Yet to be Invited (Stations) | Black: Bids Yet to be Invited (Sitabuldi Interchange)

For more updates, check out the Nagpur section of The Metro Rail Guy!


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6 Responses to "ITD Cem Lowest Bidder for 8 Stations on Nagpur Metro’s EW Line"

  1. Muthu says:

    Looks like Nagpur is doing the same mistake BMRCL did with Ph-1 in not starting work on the interchange first. You’ll have broken pieces of lines working and the interconnect coming much later!

    • TMRG says:

      Yea, and it’s the same story in Ahmedabad as well. See the Ahmedabad Metro section – the ‘middle’ underground section, Sabarmati River bridge and Old High Court interchange’s packages were the last contracts to be awarded.

      • Navnit S says:

        @TMRG Why do you think thats so ?
        Is it because most of the interchanges are underground, and it takes time to prepare detailed drawings for such designs ? Or is there some other reason? Because even Chennai is struggling to complete its Central interchange station.

        • TMRG says:

          In Nagpur & Ahmedabad, uncertainty of land acquisition followed by detailed design prep time are to blame.

          In Bangalore, over-the-top bids placed by infra firms led to initial delays in PH1’s UG tendering stage.

          In Chennai’s case, bids for all UG sections including Central were invited and awarded in one go, but the contractor waited for all 6 TBMs to breakthrough to start finishing the rest of civil works.

  2. Ndd says:

    The work on interchange station at Nagpur is already begun then why on this page it is showing that bids not yet invited. Further can you upload some images of latest construction update?


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