STEC Lowest Bidder for Delhi-Meerut RRTS’ UG Package 4

Update: As of December 2020, STEC has not been awarded Package 4’s contract by NCRTC.

Original Post on June 12, 2020:

Shanghai Tunnel Engineering Co. Ltd. (STEC) today emerged as the lowest bidder for constructing the 5.6 km New Ashok Nagar – Sahibabad underground Package 4 of the 82.15 km Delhi – Meerut RRTS project after officials from the National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) opened online financial bids submitted by 5 bidders.

This underground package’s twin tunnels, mostly within Delhi, will be built using tunnel boring machines (TBMs) and connect the New Ashok Nagar Down Ramp with the Sahibabad UP Ramp through one station at Anand Vihar where the line will be connected to the Delhi Metro’s Blue and Pink lines for easy transfers.

NCRTC invited tenders for this package on November 11, 2019 and technical bids were opened on March 16, 2020 to reveal a list of 5 bidders.

Shanghai Tunnel Engineering Co. Ltd. (STEC)Rs. 1126.89 crore
Larsen & Toubro Ltd. (L&T)Rs. 1170.00 crore
Gülermak Agir Sanayi Insaat ve Taahhut A.S. (Gulermak)Rs. 1325.92 crore
Tata Projects Ltd. – SK E&C JV (TPL – SKEC JV)Rs. 1346.29 crore
Afcons Infrastructure Ltd. (Afcons)Rs. 1400.40 crore

Contract Number: DM/CN/COR-OF/086

Brief Scope of Package 4: Design and construction of tunnels of Package 4 by Tunnel Boring Machine from near New Ashok Nagar DN Ramp to Sahibabad UP Ramp and for one underground station at Anand Vihar by cut & cover method [Including Architectural Finishing and Design, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of Electrical and Mechanical Systems including Fire detection & suppression Systems and Hydraulic systems].

Route of New Ashok Nagar DN Ramp – Sahibabad UP Ramp of Delhi – Meerut RRTS Line – view project info & full map

Here’s a summary of NCRTC’s technical evaluation report, published prior to opening the financial bids, that found all 5 bidders compliant to the bidding conditions set by the Asian Development Bank which is funding 39.24% of the project –

If no issues arise during financial bid evaluation, then STEC will go on to be awarded with the Delhi – Meerut RRTS line’s 5th major civil contract. NCRTC expects all work to be completed within 1095 days (3 years).

With this development, here’s the current status of each package –

Package / SectionStatus
Package 1: Sahibabad Ramp – Ghaziabad Station (elevated, 2 stations)Under construction by KEC-CCECC JV
Package 2: Ghaziabad Station – Duhai EPE crossing (elevated, 2 stations)Under construction by APCO-CRFG JV
Package 3 Lot-1: Duhai (EPE) – Modi Nagar North (elevated, 2 stations)L&T awarded contract in March
Package 3 Lot-2: Modi Nagar North – Shatabdi Nagar (elevated, 5 stations)L&T awarded contract in March
Package 4: New Ashok Nagar Ramp – Anand Vihar – Sahibabad Ramp (underground, 1 station)STEC is lowest bidder (this post)
Package 5A: Duhai Depot / WorkshopTechnical Bid Evaluation in Progress (6 Bids Received)
Package 6: Sarai Kale Khan – New Ashok Nagar (elevated, 2 stations)Technical Bid Evaluation in Progress (5 bids received)
Package 7: Shatabdi Nagar – Brahampuri – Brahampuri DN Ramp (elevated, 1 station) AND Begumpul UP Ramp – MES Colony – Daurli – Meerut North – Modipuram (elevated, 4 stations)Bids Invited in April
Package 8: Brahampuri DN Ramp to Begumpul UP Ramp (underground, 3 stations)Bids invited in February
Package X: Modipuram Depot / WorkshopBid Notice Pending

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


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19 Responses to "STEC Lowest Bidder for Delhi-Meerut RRTS’ UG Package 4"

  1. Arun Goyal says:

    Regret ncrrtc is not responding to letters from local resident associations in New Ashoknagar on alignment route, deforestation and connecting road networks..
    Shame, Shame.

    • Sud says:

      New Ashok Nagar is unplanned and un approved colony. Did u guys bothered about trees while occupying and grabbing Govt. Land. Suddenly u r concerned about environment. Shame Shame Shame.

  2. Arun Goyal says:

    Regret ncrrtc is not responding to letters from local resident associations in New Ashoknagar on alignment route, deforestation and connecting road networks..
    Shame, Shame.

  3. Manas says:

    Just negotiate and give it to L&T. Certain companies should be barred from participating.

    • TMRG says:

      Project is partially funded by ADB Bank and bidding took place under their international competitive bidding guidelines, so can’t really negotiate directly with a L2 firm or bar a company based on their national origin.

  4. Vasu says:

    Hey, you are a great blogger and its always so intresting to read them. Here is one suggestion from my side is that you can add the km section in the status table.
    For ex. Like its originating from sarai kale khan so package belong to that that is sarai kale khan to new ashok nagar(package6) you can also mention the length of the route with them that will help the reader in understanding how much route is under construction , in bidding process and awaited.

    • TMRG says:

      Thanks for the note! Exact lengths of packages further north of Duhai are a little hard to source, especially since 2 of them are divided into sub-lots and the exact location of the 2 ramps in Meerut are unknown to me. I can provide rough estimates, but that might be misleading.

  5. Ravi tammana says:

    Hello, Thanks for the update. Can i know if you have any information on to which TBM supplier are STEC willing to go with?
    Thank you.

  6. Kapil says:

    Wow, It is blog….! Excellent. What i was searching everywhere found here easily! #bookmarked !

  7. Arif says:

    Best bloggers. So much clarity 🙌

  8. Arif says:

    Best blogger. So much clarity 🙌

  9. ABHAY RANJAN says:

    sir please tell me that STEC work started or not

  10. Vishesh Rajesh Mistry says:

    what was the estimated cost ?

    • TMRG says:

      Unsure. Per an old document, Package 4 is estimated at $198.4 million (Rs 1453 crore), but I don’t believe that’s current.

  11. Mohd Khalid says:

    Rcc Dismantling Work

  12. Manas Rustogi says:


    NCRTC has issued an LOA to STEC on 9th December 2020. Please check.


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