The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has officially invited bids (see notice) from infrastructure/construction companies to design & construct the 16.5 km Dahisar (E) to Andheri (E) line! The entire elevated line with 16 stations has been divided up into 3 packages and the winning bidder will have to complete their respective sections within 30 months from the Letter of Acceptance (LoA).
Here are the details of the 3 packages which the successful bidder will have to design & construct:
• Package 1: Andheri (E) to New Ashok Nagar with 5 stations at Andheri (E), Shankarwadi, JVLR Junction, Mahanand and New Ashok Nagar.
• Package 2: New Ashok Nagar to Mahindra & Mahindra with 6 stations at Aarey, Dindoshi, Pathan Wadi, Pushpa Park, Bandongri and Mahindra & Mahindra.
• Package 3: Mahindra & Mahindra to Dahisar (E) with 5 stations at Megathane, Devipada, National Park, Ovaripada and Dahisar (E).
Here’s a map which shows all 3 packages:
The pre-bid meeting with interested infra companies will be held at 11 am on January 7 2016 and the last date for submission of the tender documents for bidding is 6 pm on February 1. Following that, the bids will be opened & evaluated. Pre-construction activities on this line can be expected to begin as soon as May 2016.
For the 18.6 km Dahisar – DN Nagar line, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation is expected to invite tenders within the next 7 days with a similar bidding schedule and construction timeframe so that both these lines become operational by 2019. As a reminder, the foundation stone for both these lines was laid by PM Modi at an event organized on October 11.
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