MahaMetro Invites Bids for Pune Metro’s TBM Shafts & Swargate Stn

So back on January 10, the Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation kick-started the process to appoint contractors for building the 5.019 km underground section of Pune Metro’s 16.589 km Line-1 between PCMC and Range Hills.

Oddly enough, they’ve first invited bids for the construction of just two tunnel boring machine (TBM) shafts at Agricultural College and Swargate, and for the construction of the underground Swargate Station. This civil package doesn’t include any tunneling work at all.

Notice Inviting Tenders – P1UG-04
1. Construction of Underground shafts for tunnelling at Agricultural College and
2. Swargate Metro Station;
3. Multi-modal Integration at Swargate Metro Station; and R&R facilities
link to notice

The TBM shaft at Agricultural College is expected to be located on the southern-end of the Shivaji Nagar Station, while the TBM shaft at Swargate is expected to be located on the northern-end of the Swargate Station.

Shivaji Nagar – Swargate underground section – view Pune Metro map & info

Tender documents were on sale between January 11 and February 7, and the last date to submit bids was February 7 at 4 pm. MahaMetro hasn’t provided an estimated cost, but would like work to be completed within 104 weeks of awarding the contract.

MahaMetro is currently in talks with the European Investment Bank (EIB) for a 600 million Euro (approx. Rs. 4793 crore) loan as well as the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) for another 245 million Euro (approx. Rs. 1957 crore) loan for financing the procurement of the metro project’s systems as well as the construction of the above underground section. When the terms of those deals are finalized, it is expected that MahaMetro will invite bids for the construction of the twin tunnels, stations (at Shivaji Nagar, Civil Court, Budhwar Peth and Mandai) and all other associated allied structures.

For more updates, check out the Pune section of The Metro Rail Guy!


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2 Responses to "MahaMetro Invites Bids for Pune Metro’s TBM Shafts & Swargate Stn"

  1. Yash Mhadgut says:

    1.The shivajinagar metro station is at greater distance from Shivajinagar railway station. It should have been close to Shivajinagar station so that people from Mumbai/Lonavala, can alight at shivajinagar to board metro to Swargate.
    2. Metro should be extended from Swargate to Katraj, PCMC to Nigdi and Ramwadi to Wagholi for overall better connectivity.

  2. dss says:

    Hi TMRG

    1. J Kumar Infraprojects Ltd has win above contract of Pune Metro Rail Project for construction of Underground shafts for tunneling of Agricultural College and Swargate Metro Station. Can you please confirm.
    2. Also want to know which is interchange station for line 1 and line 2 of Pune metro.
    3. If line 3 extended from Shivaji nagar toward civil court it is same as line 1 or another.


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