On February 6, the Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation initiated the bidding process for constructing Kanpur Metro’s 32.3 km Phase 1 project. In the first notice, they’ve invited bids for the construction of a roughly 8.3 km stretch between IIT Kanpur and Motijheel stations on the 23.785 km Line-1 which will eventually connect IIT Kanpur with Naubasta.
The project’s foundation stone was unveiled in October 2016 and the UP government’s cabinet approved the project’s execution at a cost of Rs 18,342 crore in January 2018. LMRC was appointed as the interim consultant to execute Kanpur Metro’s preliminary construction work, and issue/award tenders while the central government’s approval is awaited for the rest of the project.
Like Lucknow’s first stretch, this first stretch has also been nicknamed as the ‘priority section’. Bids for the Polytechnic Depot’s boundary wall and land development were invited in 2016 under package KNPCC-01 and Systra was appointed as the line’s detailed design consultant (DDC) in September 2016.
Notice Inviting Tenders – Package KNPCC-02
Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC) Ltd. invites open tenders from eligible applicants, who fulfill qualification criteria as stipulated in Clause 1.1.4 of NIT, for the work, “Contract KNPCC-02: Construction of elevated viaduct and 9 Nos. elevated station (viz. IIT Kanpur Station, Kalyanpur Railway Station, SPM Hospital Station, Kanpur University Station, Gurudev Chauraha Station, Geeta Nagar Station, Rawatpur Railway Station, Lala Lajpat Rai Hospital Station & Motijheel Station) including special span on Priority Section of Corridor-1, Phase-I of Kanpur Metro at Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India.”
– link to notice
Tender documents went on sale on February 6 and the last date for submitting bidding documents is 3 pm on March 30 after which the bids will be opened & evaluated for eligibility at 3:30 pm. LMRC has estimated this package to cost Rs 734.00 crore and would like civil work to be completed in 24 months.
The project will eventually be executed and managed by the Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation by restructuring and renaming the Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation for overseeing the development of all metro systems in the state just like how the Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation was formed by restructuring the Nagpur Metro Rail Corporation. With this development, notices to invite design bids for Agra and Meerut’s systems shouldn’t be too far behind – both were approved along with Kanpur Metro by the state cabinet in January.
For more updates, check out the Kanpur section of The Metro Rail Guy!