LKT Engineering Consultants Ltd. on May 18 was awarded with the Detailed Design Consultant (DDC) contract valued at Rs. 90 lakh for a 1.163 km elevated viaduct and one elevated station from S.N. Junction to Thripunithura on Kochi Metro’s 2.95 km Phase 1B project.
Kochi Metro Rail Ltd. (KMRL) invited tenders for this design consultancy contract in July 2019 and opened technical bids on October 7 to reveal a list of 3 bidders. Financial bids were opened on November 21 to reveal that LKT Engineering had placed the lowest bid among all contenders.
|LKT Engineering Consultants Ltd.||Rs. 0.90 crore|
|L&T Infrastructure Engineering Ltd.||Rs. 1.82 crore|
|STUP Consultants Pvt Ltd.||Rs. 3.50 crore|
Scope: Contract Phase IB DDC-Engagement of DDC for the detailed design of Civil, structural, Architectural, Building services including EandM work for the elevated viaduct and one elevated station from S.N. Junction to Thripunithura
LKT Engineering’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 section.
The execution Kochi Metro’s Phase 1B from Petta to Tripunithura is being managed entirely by KMRL without the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation’s help. Here’s the current status of its sub-sections:
- Petta – SN Junction (1.79 km) – Under construction by KEC International – China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (KEC-CCECC) JV through a Rs. 265 crore contract it won in June 2019.
- SN Junction – Tripunithura (1.163 km) – KMRL invited bids for this section’s civil construction a few days ago. LKT Engineering has now been appointed as its Detailed Design Consultant (DDC).
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