Late last month, the Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation Limited (erst. Nagpur Metro Rail Corporation Ltd.) awarded ITD Cementation India Ltd. with a contract to build the elevated viaduct of Nagpur Metro’s 8.15 km Reach 4 between Sitabuldi & Prajapati Nagar in east Nagpur. This section is part of the 18.557 km east-west line and overall the 3rd of 4 sections in the city where construction will start, with work well underway at Reach 1 (Sitabuldi-Khapri) and Reach 3 (Sitabuldi-Lokmanya Nagar).
MahaMetro had invited bids for this section in November 2016 and estimated its construction to cost Rs. 180 crores. Last year, NCC from Reach 1 was temporarily roped in to construct 8 piers of this section near the Ram Jhula bridge’s Phase 2 project where the metro line turns from the Railway Station towards Dosar Vaisya Square. Recent images of those 8 piers can be viewed here and here.
A major part of the line will be built on the congested Central Avenue where 8 new stations are planned to come at the Nagpur Railway Station, Dosar Vaisya Square, Agrasen Square, Chittaroli Square, Telephone Exchange, Ambedkar Square, Vaishnao Devi Square & Prajapati Nagar. Their construction is part of a separate contract for which MahaMetro invited bids in January 2017.
This is ITD’s 2nd contract in Nagpur after they won a contract in October 2016 to construct 10 stations between Lokmanya Nagar – Jhansi Rani Square on Reach 3 of the same 18.557 km east-west line in western Nagpur. Overall this is the 6th major civil contract to be awarded by the NMRCL – see entire list. As per their website, the Letter of Acceptance (LoA) was given to ITD on March 24.
Here’s a recap of Nagpur Metro’s status:
Green: Under Construction (Viaduct & Stations) | Red: Contract Awarded (Viaduct Only) | Black: Bids Yet to be Invited
For more updates, check out the Nagpur section of The Metro Rail Guy!