The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has invited bids from infrastructure firms for the construction of the 41.2 km Line-2’s (Dahisar East – Mandale) second depot at Mandale in the eastern part of the city.
The depot will come up on a 22 hectare vacant land parcel which was previously reserved for residential purposes but changed sometime in mid-2017. Like the first depot, at Malvani in the western suburb of Malad, this depot’s site also lies outside of the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) and doesn’t have any restrictions on construction. In the future, roughly a third of the new 378 coaches (63 trains x 6 coaches) being procured for both Line-2 & Line-7 will be maintained and stabled here.
Notice Inviting Tenders – Package CA-14
Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) invites open e-tenders from eligible applicants for the following work: Civil construction of Depot Infrastructures comprising Stabling Yard, DCC & Administrative Building, Maintenance & workshop buildings, ASS, Finishing , Plumbing, Earthworks for Land Development, Compound Wall, Road & underground utility duct works etc. For Mandale Car Depot of Metro Line 2B of Mumbai Metro Rail Project of MMRDA.
– link to notice
Tender documents went on sale on September 11 and are available until October 25. The last date for submitting bids is October 30 (6 pm) after which they’ll be opened & evaluated for eligibility on November 2 at 11 am. MMRDA has estimated construction to cost Rs 415.02 crores and would like work to be completed within 42 months (3.5 years) after the contract is awarded.
Here’s the location of the depot (view satellite imagery) –
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation invited bids for this line’s first depot at Malvani (close to Charkop) in November 2016 to support operations on the 18.6 km Line-2A section between Dahisar & DN Nagar. Tender results are awaited.
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