12 Bidders for Ahmedabad Metro Phase 2’s Construction

Earlier today, Gujarat Metro Rail Corporation (GMRC) opened technical bids from construction companies to reveal that twelve firms had submitted 17 tenders (bids) to build the first two civil contracts of the 28.254 km Ahmedabad Metro Phase 2 project.

Phase 2 involves the construction of two elevated corridors, as an extension of the Phase 1’s 18.522 km Line-2 (Red Line), northwards from Motera Cricket Stadium towards GNLU and onward to Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar. At GNLU Station, a short 5.42 km spur line will connect to GIFT City across the Sabarmati River.

GMRC invited bids for both packages, with a total length of 20.022 km, in January 2020 and expects the assigned contractors to complete all civil works within 30 months.

Package C1

Scope: Construction of i) 8.124 km elevated viaducts and 8 stations from Ch. 17343.443m to 25467.443m, ii) 5.420 km elevated viaducts and 3 stations from GNLU to GIFT City and iii) 0.815 km elevated viaducts and additional platform at Koteshwar Road station for Ahmedabad Metro Rail Project Phase-II from Motera to Mahatma Mandir and GNLU to GIFT City (excl. E&M, Architectural, finishing and roofing)

Estimated Cost: INR 1017.563 Crore

Bidders (8):

  • Afcons Infrastructure
  • CSCEC (China State Construction Engg Corp. Ltd) – Gayatri Projects JV
  • G R Infraprojects
  • ITD Cementation (India)
  • J Kumar Infraprojects
  • KEC International
  • Larsen & Toubro
  • Ranjit Buildcon – Evrascon JV

Package C2

Scope: Construction of 6.478km elevated viaducts and 5 stations from CH. 25467.443m to 31945.443m and 0.679 km elevated viaducts and ramp for depot entry in connection with Ahmedabad Metro Rail Project Phase – II from Motera Stadium to Mahatma Mandir (excl. E&M, architectural finishing and roofing)

Estimated Cost: INR 470.064 Crore

Bidders (9):

  • Afcons Infrastructure
  • Dilip Builcon
  • GR Infraprojects
  • JMC Projects (India)
  • KCC Buildcon
  • KEC International
  • Larsen & Toubro
  • Ranjit Buildcon
  • Sadbhav Engineering

The bids have now been sent for technical evaluation which can take a couple months to complete. When that is done, the financial bids of the technically qualified bidders will be opened to reveal who’s the lowest bidder for each package and most likely contractors.

The line’s alignment hasn’t been revealed by GMRC, but will likely look like this – also mapped out here in detail with station names.

Indicative route from Motera Stadium to Mahatma Mandir & GIFT City – view Ahmedabad Metro Phase 2 info & route map

Package 1 includes the elevated section from Motera to GNLU (8.124 km) and GNLU to GIFT City (5.420 km) with a total of 10 stations at Koteshwar Road, Vishwakarma College, Tapovan Circle, Narmada Canal, Koba Circle, Juna Koba, Koba Gam, Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU) and GIFT City. Although not called out in the notice, the scope likely includes the construction of the Sabarmati River bridge.

Package 2 includes the elevated section from GNLU to Gandhinagar Sector-1 (6.478 km) with 5 stations at Raysan, Randesan, Dholakuva Circle, Infocity, Sector-1.

A tender notice inviting bids is still pending for the last 8.2 km section of the line, all within Gandhinagar, to connect Sector-10A, Sachivalaya, Akshardham, Juna Sachivalaya, Sector-16, Sector-24 and Mahatma Mandir.

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


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3 Responses to "12 Bidders for Ahmedabad Metro Phase 2’s Construction"

  1. Siraj says:

    Gayatri management must be sweating now haha

  2. YASH PATEL says:

    Motera Stadium to Mahatma Mandir can’t be 6.4 KMs.
    And definitely not expected at 470 Crores.
    Some correction needed.

    • TMRG says:

      You’re right – it’s not, but that’s not what the description says. 6.478km Package 2 runs just between “Chainage. 25467.443m to 31945.443m”. Both packages are being built “in connection to Ahmedabad Metro Rail Project Phase – II from Motera Stadium to Mahatma Mandir”


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