Besides inviting bids for the 4.771 km IIT Powai – Vikhroli section, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation a few days ago in fact also invited bids for the construction of the Mahakali Caves – Powai Lake section of Mumbai Metro’s 14.47 km Line-6 which’ll connect Swami Samarth Nagar (Lokhandwala Complex) – Jogeshwari – Kanjurmarg – Vikhroli via 13 stations.
Officially known as package BC-02, this 4.328 km elevated section on the Jogeshwari – Vikhroli Link Road (JVLR) will consist of 5 stations at Mahakali Caves, SEEPZ Village, Saki Vihar Road, Rambaug & Powai Lake.
The notice inviting tenders/bids hasn’t yet been uploaded on DMRC’s website as the sale of tender documents begins on December 4. It has been published in local newspapers and various tender sites like this one.
Update – Here’s the link to the tender notice.
Notice Inviting Tenders – Package BC-02
Part design & construction of viaduct & five elevated stations viz. Mahakali caves, SEEPZ village, Saki Vihar road, Rambaug & Powai lake (excluding architectural finishing and pre-engineered steel roof structure of stations) from Ch. 5,257.40 to 9,586.50 mtr of Swami Samarth Nagar-JVLR-SEEPZ-Kanjurmarg-Vikhroli (EEH)
Note – As per DMRC’s instructions in the notice for package BC-01, construction firms can participate in the bidding process for both packages, but will be awarded only one of them if they emerge as the lowest bidder for both –
The tenderers may please note that DMRC is currently inviting two Tender packages for execution of civil works of Line 6 Swami samarth Nagar- Vikhroli corridor of Mumbai Metro Rail Project namely DMRC/MU/Line6/BC/01 and DMRC/MU/Line6/BC/02; tendering processes for which are running concurrently.
Tenderers must note that only 1 (One) out of these 2 (Two) contract packages will be awarded to a contractor either in individual
capacity or to a joint venture / consortium in which they are member(s) while they can participate in both the Contract packages. Tenderers are cautioned that this condition will be applicable even if some member(s) of the JV/consortium are different in respective tenders.
Here’s this section’s alignment. The ‘SEEPZ Village’ Station is planned to be connected to the 33.5 km Line-3‘s underground SEEPZ Station, through a mostly elevated walkway.
I’ll update this section whenever the DMRC’s estimated value for its construction is known.
DMRC would like work for this section to also be completed within 30 months of the Letter of Award (LoA). The last date for submitting tender documents for bidding is January 15 2018 (3 pm) after which the bids are planned to be opened & evaluated for eligibility on January 16 at 3 pm. Like Package BC-01, I expect financial bids for BC-02 to be opened in Q2 2018. If no issues arise, then pre-construction site activity should begin in Q3 2018 with full-fledged construction work starting after the monsoons subside.
For more updates, check out the Mumbai section of The Metro Rail Guy!