UPMRC Invites Bids for Kanpur Metro’s 1st Underground Section

Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation (UPMRC) today invited bids from construction companies to build the first package of the 32.385 km Kanpur Metro Phase 1 project’s 8.621 km underground section.

Excluding the ramp, this package (KNPCC-05) of the 23.785 km Line-1 connecting IIT Kanpur – Naubasta has a length of 3619 meters and includes four stations at Chunniganj, Naveen Market, Bada Chauraha and Nayaganj – each 215 meters long.

Tender No: UPMRC/CE-Contract/KNPRCC-05/2020

Scope: Design and Construction of Tunnel from start of elevated ramp (after Motijheel Station) to end of Nayaganj station including four underground metro stations (viz. Chunniganj, Naveen Market, Bada Chauraha and Nayaganj) and ramp including Architectureal finishes, E&M, TVS, ECS etc. on Corridor-1 of Kanpur MRTS Project at Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India

  • Estimated Cost: Rs. 1400 crore
  • Period of Work: 36 months (3 years)
  • Document Sale Start Date: 10.07.2020
  • Document Sale End Date: 10.08.2020
  • Pre-bid Meeting: 13.08.2020 @ 15:00 Hrs
  • Bid Submission End Date: 18.09.2020 @ 15:00 Hrs.
  • Date & Time of Tender Opening: 18.09.2020 @ 15:30 Hrs.
Route of Kanpur’s first underground section (Ramp – Nayaganj) with the exact location of stations enroute – view Kanpur Metro information & route map

Approximate tunnel drive lengths:

  • Ramp to tunnel’s start (shaft): unknown
  • Shaft – Chunniganj Station: 504 meters
  • Chunniganj Station – Naveen Market Station: 750 meters
  • Naveen Market Station – Bada Chauraha Station: 515 meters
  • Bada Chauraha Station – Nayaganj Station: 990 meters

This section of the Line-1 will be partly financed by the European Investment Bank (EIB) through a €650 million (approx. Rs. 5406.50 crore) loan. The next underground package, south-east of KNPCC-05, will be roughly 4.5 km long and consist of another 4 stations planned to be named as Birhana Road, Norona Crossing Sagar Market, Kanpur Central Railway Station and ISBT Jhakarkatti.

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


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7 Responses to "UPMRC Invites Bids for Kanpur Metro’s 1st Underground Section"

  1. Rupraj Sengupta says:

    Then this stations can hold six coach stations in the future when station length is 215 meters!

  2. Rajarshi Shukla says:

    Hello, I’m from Kanpur… I’m confused between this tender….. There is phoolbagh station situated between bada chauraha to naya ganj but in tender not mention Phoolbagh station….. Please clarify

  3. Rishabh Saxena says:

    What about phoolbagh metro station?? Where is phoolbagh metro station..?? phoolbagh comes first not nayaganj if one is going from bada chauraha side towards Kanpur central?? Big mistake.. they have skipped


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