YFC Projects Private Limited has emerged as the lowest bidder for constructing a 1.878 km underground extension of the Delhi Metro’s 22.9 km Airport Express Line from Dwarka’s Sector 21 Station to the upcoming Exhibition-cum-
DMRC invited bids for this extension’s civil construction, under package CC-127, in July 2017 with an estimated cost of Rs 310 crores, and YFC put in the lowest bid at Rs. 302 crores apparently in a consortium with an unknown firm called ‘MBZ’.
Here are the financial bid values submitted by all technically qualified bidders –
|YFC||Rs. 302 cr|
|L&T||Rs. 349 cr|
|Afcons||Rs. 520 cr|
|ITD Cem||Rs. 749 cr|
Besides twin box tunnels, the contractor will be responsible for constructing one station called ‘ECC Centre’. The line’s alignment hasn’t been revealed by the DMRC but will most likely look like this with a provision to be extended to Gurgaon in the future:
If no issues arise, then in the coming days the DMRC will go on to award YFC Projects with their third contract in the 162.495 km Phase 3 project. Prior to this, YFC partnered up with Chongqing International Construction Corporation (CICO) to build Vinod Nagar’s double-decker stabling yard (including ramps) and a 6.82 km extension of the Blue Line to Noida’s Electronic City which is expected to become operational in mid-2018.
Once awarded, DMRC would like work to be completed within 30 months (2 years 6 months).
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