GMRC Invites Bids for Ahmedabad Metro’s Phase 2 Construction

Gujarat Metro Rail Corporation (GMRC) this past week kick-started the tendering process for the Rs. 5384.17 cr Phase 2 project of Ahmedabad Metro which includes the construction of two elevated corridors, totaling 28.254 km, to connect up with Gandhinagar and Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT City).

Tenders/bids have been invited for two civil packages which will see the under construction 18.522 km Line-2 (Red Line) of Phase 1 extend 22.838 km northwards from Motera Cricket Stadium towards GNLU and onward to Mahatma Mandir. At GNLU Station, a short 5.42 km spur line will connect with GIFT City across the Sabarmati River.

Package C1Scope: Construction of i) 8.124 km elevated viaducts and 8 stations from Ch. 17343.443m to 25467.443m, ii) 5.420 km elevated viaducts and 3 stations from GNLU to GIFT City and iii) 0.815 km elevated viaducts and additional platform at Koteshwar Road station for Ahmedabad Metro Rail Project Phase-II from Motera to Mahatma Mandir and GNLU to GIFT City (excl. E&M, Architectural, finishing and roofing)
• Estimated Cost: INR 1017.563 Crore
• Deadline: 30 months (2 years 6 months)
• Tender Document Sale: 20/01/2020 to 24/03/2020
• Submission Date: 24/03/2020 3 pm
• Technical Bid Opening Date: 24/03/2020 at 3:30 pm

Package C2 – Scope: Construction of 6.478km elevated viaducts and 5 stations from CH. 25467.443m to 31945.443m and 0.679 km elevated viaducts and ramp for depot entry in connection with Ahmedabad Metro Rail Project Phase – II from Motera Satdium to Mahatma Mandir (excl. E&M, architectural finishing and roofing)
• Estimated Cost: INR 470.064 Crore
• Deadline: 27 months (2 years 3 months)
• Tender Document Sale: 20/01/2020 to 26/03/2020
• Submission Date: 26/03/2020 3 pm
• Technical Bid Opening Date: 26/03/2020 at 3:30 pm

The line’s alignment hasn’t been revealed by GMRC, but will likely look like this – also mapped out here in detail with station names.

The line’s alignment hasn’t been revealed by GMRC, but will likely look like this – also mapped out here in detail with station names.

Indicative route from Motera Stadium to Mahatma Mandir & GIFT City – view Ahmedabad Metro Phase 2 info & route map

Package 1 includes the elevated section from Motera to GNLU (8.124 km) and GNLU to GIFT City (5.420 km) with a total of 10 stations at Koteshwar Road, Vishwakarma College, Tapovan Circle, Narmada Canal, Koba Circle, Juna Koba, Koba Gam, Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU) and GIFT City. Although not called out in the notice, the scope likely includes the construction of the Sabarmati River bridge.

Package 2 includes the elevated section from GNLU to Gandhinagar Sector-1 (6.478 km) with 5 stations at Raysan, Randesan, Dholakuva Circle, Infocity, Sector-1.

This is a fantastic development for Ahmedabad as GMRC has invited bids even while 33.26/39.26 km (84%) of Phase 1 is still under construction. Elsewhere, especially in cities with phase-wise metro construction, there’s little to no overlap in phase to phase construction – either due to a lack of funds, centre-state disagreements, petty politics or excruciating long delays in executing pending work.

With this, tender notice(s) inviting bids are now pending for just a 8.2 km section, all within Gandhinagar, to connect Sector-10A, Sachivalaya, Akshardham, Juna Sachivalaya, Sector-16, Sector-24 and Mahatma Mandir.

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

– TMRG

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One Response to "GMRC Invites Bids for Ahmedabad Metro’s Phase 2 Construction"

  1. MAHESH Kumar says:

    Very good

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