The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation has kick-started the bidding process for the construction of Mumbai Metro’s new 14.47 km Line-6 between Swami Samarth Nagar (Lokhandwala Complex) – Jogeshwari – Kanjurmarg – Vikhroli. The first notice inviting tenders is for package BC-01 which includes the IIT Powai – Vikhroli section’s 4.771 km elevated viaduct and 3 stations at IIT-Powai, Kanjurmarg and Vikhroli (EEH).
This development comes just a month after the Maharashtra government’s cabinet approved its construction estimated to cost Rs. 6672 crore. Like the 18.6 km Line-2A (Dahisar East – DN Nagar), the DMRC will be executing this line on behalf of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA).
Notice Inviting Tenders – Package BC-01
Part design and construction of viaduct and 3 elevated stations viz.IIT-Powai, Kanjur Marg (W) and Vikrholi (EEH) (excluding Architectural finishing and Preengineered steel roof structure of Stations) from chainage 9586.50 m to 14358.00 m including ramp for Depot entry upto chainage 14490.60 m of Swami Samarth Nagar – JVLR – SEEPZ – KanjurMarg – Vikhroli (EEH) Metro Corridor (Line – 6) of Mumbai Metro Rail Project
– link to notice
Here’s the alignment of the line’s eastern section. This line’s Kanjurmarg Station will be connected to Line-4’s Gandhi Nagar Station (likely to be renamed later) for which bids were recently re-invited from construction firms.
DMRC has estimated this section’s construction to cost Rs 339.27 crores, and would like work to be completed within 30 months of the Letter of Award (LoA). The last date for submitting tender documents for bidding is January 8 2018 (3 pm) after which the bids are planned to be opened & evaluated for eligibility on January 9 at 3 pm. I expect financial bids to be opened in Q2 2018 and if no issues arise, then pre-construction site activity should begin in Q3 2018 with full-fledged construction work starting after the monsoons subside.
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