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].
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 / Section||Status|
|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 / Workshop||Technical 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 / Workshop||Bid Notice Pending|
For more updates, check out the NCR RRTS section of The Metro Rail Guy!