Last week, the Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. opened the financial bids for package LKCC-07 of the 22.878 km north-south line and Larsen & Toubro (L&T) emerged as its lowest bidder! This 8.63 km package from KD Singh Babu Stadium to the line’s northern terminal of Munshipulia is the longest section of Lucknow’s Metro project so far, and will be entirely elevated with 8 stations en-route.
The LMRC had invited bids for constructing this package in February 2016 and estimated it to cost Rs. 760 crores. Here are the bids submitted by each qualified firm:
|Larsen & Toubro||Rs. 675.33 cr|
|Simplex||Rs. 684.50 cr|
|Afcons Infra||Rs. 717.19 cr|
|NCC||Rs. 762.80 cr|
With Larsen & Toubro aiming to wrap up construction on LKCC-01 (referred to as the ‘priority corridor’) by the end of this year, their bid’s value shouldn’t come as a surprise as they’ve already got the requisite resources, material sourcing tie-ups & manpower deployed in the city.
The 8 stations included in this package are located at K.D.Singh Babu Stadium, Vishwavidyalaya, IT College, Badshah Nagar, Lekhraj Market, R.S.Mishra Nagar, Indira Nagar and Munshipulia:
The LMRCL will now seek the European Investment Bank (EIB)’s approval and go on to award the contract later this month after which L&T will have 24 months to complete all civil work for the viaduct & stations. Bids for the last package between Amausi & the CCS Airport (shown in red above) are expected to be invited in the coming weeks.
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