Moments ago, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) opened bids from construction companies to reveal that seven firms had submitted tender (bids) to build the New ISBT Depot (Package PC-02) of Patna Metro’s Phase 1 project.
The New ISBT Depot was earlier only going to serve the 14.05 km Line-2 connecting Patna Junction Railway Station – New ISBT, but a modification to the 30.91 km project’s Detailed Project Report in Q4 2019 resulted in the creation of a new interchange at Khemni Chak, addition of 2 new stations (total of 26 now), and elimination of Line-1’s depot at Aitwarpur Village. Trains for both lines will now be stabled and maintained at the New ISBT Depot.
- Dineshchandra R. Agrawal Infracon Pvt. Ltd.
- Lisha Engineers Pvt. Ltd.
- Pinax Steel Industries Pvt. Ltd.
- Quality Buildcon Private Ltd.
- Sam (India) Builtwell Pvt. Ltd.
- URC Constructon Pvt. Ltd.
- YFC Projects Pvt. Ltd.
The bids have now been sent for technical evaluation which can take a couple months to complete. When that is complete, the financial bids of the technically qualified bidders will be opened to reveal who’s the lowest bidder and most likely contractor for building the depot’s structures and infrastructure.
DMRC invited tenders for this depot’s construction on April 16, 2020 with an estimated cost of Rs 172.18 crore and expects the assigned contractor to complete work in 30 months.
Contract PC-02: Civil works for construction of New ISBT Rail Depot including earth filling, boundary wall, depot buildings, workshop, inspection shed, plumbing, drainage, external development, architectural finishes, road works, design and construction of PEB works etc. at New ISBT Patna for Phase-I of Patna MRTS
The depot will consist of 2 workshop bays with provision for 2 in the future, 2 inspection bays with provision for 2 in the future, 8 stabling lines which can accommodate 32 3-coach trains, an auto coach washing plan. The administrative area will consist of an audiotorium, training school, canteen and operational control centre (OCC).
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