AECOM Wins Patna Metro Line-2’s DDC Contract

AECOM Singapore Pte. Ltd. – AECOM India Pvt. Ltd JV has emerged as the lowest bidder for the Detailed Design Consultant (DDC) contract of Patna Metro’s 17.64 km Line-2 after officials from the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) and Patna Metro Rail Corporation (PMRC) on February 10 opened financial bids submitted by different engineering firms.

Update: LOA was issued to the AECOM JV on February 18, 2020.

The DMRC invited bids for this service under contract PCDD-02 in November 2019 with a completion period of 48 months (4 years). The appointed firm’s role would include, but is not limited to, producing and proposing alternate designs of all civil, architectural, building services, electrical and mechanical works for the entire line.

Here are the financial bid values submitted by all the bidders (DMRC’s estimate was Rs. 27.50 crores).

AECOMRs. 17.273 cr
AyesaRs. 17.929 cr
SYSTRARs. 24.435 cr
ENIA JVRs. 24.583 cr
EGISRs. 23.00 cr

Line-2 in its revised new form will connect Patna Station Junction with the New ISBT through a series of tunnels (5.67 km, 5 stations) and an elevated viaduct (11.97 km, 9 stations). Here’s a general alignment of the line in blue –

Route map with general alignment of Patna Metro’s Phase 1 lines as originally envisioned by RITES – view Patna Metro map & info

DMRC is providing General Consultancy services to execute Patna Metro’s 32.54 km Phase 1 project, and Consulting Engineers Group (CEG) is on track to complete soil testing by mid-March 2020.

If no issues arise, then AECOM will go on to be awarded with the line’s DDC contact in the coming weeks. Back in November 2019, DMRC also invited bids for the 14.89 km Line-1’s DDC contract under package PCDD-01. Bid results are awaited.

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


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