That was extremely quick!
Simplex Infrastructures Ltd. has emerged as the lowest bidder for constructing Pune Metro project’s 2nd section, a 7.150 km elevated viaduct between Vanaz and Civil Court in western Pune, after officials from the Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MahaMetro) opened the financial bids submitted by different civil infrastructure companies.
Maha Metro invited bids for this package, P1C-02, located on the 14.665 km Vanaz – Ramwadi east-west line on April 7 2017, and estimated its construction to cost Rs 300 crores. Here are the financial bid values submitted by 3 of the lowest, technically qualified, bidders:
|Simplex||Rs. 348.30 cr|
|NCC||Rs. 373.36 cr|
|Afcons||Rs. 382.50 cr|
The project’s alignment was recently revised in central Pune – see the new official map here. In the coming months, MahaMetro will invite separate bids for the construction of 7 stations on this section which will be located at Vanaz, Anand Nagar, Ideal Colony, Nal Stop, Garware College, Deccan Gymkhana, Sambhaji Park:
If no issues arise, then Simplex will go on to be awarded with the project’s 2 major civil contract – see list of contractors.
With this development, preliminary utility shifting and barricading works along the line’s route can be expected to start in July-August.
Pune Metro’s Status:
Orange: Contract Awarded (Viaduct) & Bids Invited (Stations) | Green: Financial Bids Opened (Viaduct Only) | Grey: Bids yet to be Invited
Meanwhile, NCC has started barricading works for the 10.795 km Reach-1 (PCMC – Range Hills) section, shown above in orange, at Nashik Phata. Here’s a tweet with images:
— Pune Metro Rail (@metrorailpune) May 25, 2017
For more updates, check out the Pune section of The Metro Rail Guy!