Update – this was awarded to a consortium of Systra – Consulting Engineers Group Ltd – Systra MVA Consulting (India) in August 2019.
Original Post –
The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) yesterday invited bids from global engineering and consultancy firms for the appointment of a General Consultant for Mumbai’s new 23.50 km Line-5 connecting Thane – Bhiwandi – Kalyan. The appointment of a dedicated General Consultant is expected to pave the way for the line’s speedy implementation through assistance in design, supervision, safety, quality control and contract management.
As per MMRDA’s press release –
The General Consultants are expected to provide all necessary assistance to MMRDA during tendering and finalization process of the tenders. The scope of work widely includes planning, preliminary design, proof checking of detailed designs, procurement, systems integration, project management, construction/erection supervision, testing and commissioning of the complete Mumbai Metro-5 project.
Line-5 in Mumbai’s north-eastern suburbs was approved by the state government’s cabinet in October 2017 at an estimated cost of Rs. 8,240 crore. The line will be entirely elevated and consist of 16 stations at Kalyan APMC, Kalyan Station, Sahajanand Chowk, Durgadi Fort, Kon Gaon, Gove Gaon MIDC, Rajnouli Village, Temghar, Oswal Wadi, Ganesh Nagar, Anjur Phata, Purna, Kalher, Kasheli, Balkumbh Naka and Kapurbawdi (Thane).
Exact location of the stations and depot haven’t been revealed yet. Here’s a general alignment of the line –
Tender documents for the General Consultant contract go on sale today and the last day to submit bids is May 18 (6 pm).
Back in January 2017, MMRDA invited bids for the 32.32 km Line-4’s General Consultant and immediately followed it up by inviting bids for the line’s civil construction. If that’s anything to go by, then notice inviting bids for Line-5’s construction shouldn’t be too far behind and will not be delayed for a General Consultant to first be appointed.
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