Gujarat Metro Rail Corporation Limited (GMRC) today invited tenders (bids) from construction firms to build 2 underground packages (tunnels & stations) of the 40.35 km Surat Metro Phase 1 project which was approved for construction in March 2019 with an estimated cost of Rs. 12,020.32 crores.
These packages with lengths of 3.46 km and 3.56 km on the 21.61 km Line-1 (Sarthana – Dream City) each comprise of 3 underground cut & cover stations. The assigned contractor will be required to complete all works within 40 months from when the contract is awarded.
Tender Notifications: GMRC/CONS/UG-1/PKG-CS2/PH-1/2020 and GMRC/CONS/UG-2/PKG-CS3/PH-1/2020
Packages: CS2 and CS3
Scope of CS2: Design, construction and completion of Underground stations and tunnel including Finishes from Kapodra Ramp to Surat Railway station from chainage 3700m to chainage 7160.6m, comprising twin bored underground tunnel between northern ramp and Surat Railway Metro station, all cut and cover portion including Three underground stations viz. Kapodra, Labheshwar Chowk and Central Warehouse with entry/exits & connecting subway by Box pushing method and a portion of NATM and Launching and receiving chambers of TBM for Surat Metro Rail Project, Phase-I
Scope of CS3: Design, construction and completion of Underground stations and tunnel including Finishes from Surat Railway station To Chowk Bazar Ramp from chainage 7160.6m to chainage 10720m, comprising twin bored underground tunnel between Surat Railway station and south ramp, all cut and cover portion including Three underground stations viz. Chowk bazar, Maskati Hospital and Surat Railway Station with entry/exits & connecting subway by Box pushing method and a portion of NATM and Launching and receiving chambers of TBM for Surat Metro Rail Project, Phase-I
- Estimate: Rs. 929.46 Crore (CS1) and Rs. 942.16 Crore (CS2)
- Completion Period: 40 months
- Sale of Tender Documents: 25-07-2020 (from 11:00 hrs) to 14-09-2020
- Pre-bid Meeting: 05-08-2020 at 11:30 hrs
- Bid Submission End Date: 14-09-2020, 15:00 Hrs
- Bid Opening Date: 14-09-2020, 15:30 Hrs
Note: Chowk Bazar Station was earlier known as Gandhi Baug Station.
Surat Metro’s project has been moving along nicely ever since France’s Agence Française de Développement (AFD) revealed plans in April to finance its development through a €250 million (approx. Rs. 2071 crore) loan.
Bidding is currently underway for a General Engineering Consultant and Detailed Design Consultant (Line-2 & portion of Line-1) with the last date for submissions later this month. Bids for the construction of its first section – a 11.6 elevated portion from Kadarsha Ni Nal to Dream City with 10 stations – were invited in June and the last date for submitting bids was recently extended to August 31.
With this development, Surat Metro’s Line-1 has just 1 more civil package for which bids have to be invited – a roughly 4 km elevated section from Sarthana to Shri Swaminarayan Mandir Kalakunj with 4 stations in the north-east part of the city.
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