5 construction firms / consortia have submitted bids to build the 5.68 km underground Package 8 of the 82.15 km Delhi – Meerut (RRTS) Line after officials from the National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) opened e-tenders minutes ago to reveal its list of bidders.
NCRTC invited tenders for this package in February 2020 and expects the assigned contractor to complete work in 1310 days (3.6 years) from when the contract is awarded.
After the 5.6 km New Ashok Nagar Ramp – Anand Vihar – Sahibabad Ramp Package 4 in Delhi, for which STEC emerged as the lowest bidder in June, Package 8 is the second and final underground section of the line. It consists of 3 stations at Meerut Central, Bhaisali and Begumpul – and out of these – the ones at Meerut Central and Bhaisal will exclusively serve Meerut’s local metro system and be serviced by ten 3-coach Bombardier trains.
- Afcons Infrastructure Ltd. (Afcons)
- Gulermak Agir Sanayi Insaat ve Taahh. A.S. (Gulermak)
- Larsen & Toubro Ltd. (L&T)
- Shanghai Tunnel Engineering Co., Ltd. (STEC)
- Yapı Merkezi İnşaat ve Sanayi A.Ş. – Tata Projects Ltd. (YM-TPL JV)
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 and most likely contractor.
Tender No: Package 8 – DM/CN/COR-OF/099
Scope: Online bids are invited for Package-8, Design and Construction of Tunnels by TBM from near Brahampuri DN Ramp to Begumpul UP Ramp and 3 Under Ground Stations at Meerut Central, Bhaisali & Begumpul by Cut & Cover Method including Architectural Finishing and Design, supply, installation, testing and commissioining of Electrical and Mechanical Systtems including Fire detection & suppression System and Hydraulic systems on Delhi – Ghaziabad – Meerut Corridor.
With this development, bids for all civil packages of the main-line have been received and technical bids opened. 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)||Under Construction by Larsen & Toubro|
|Package 3 Lot-2: Modi Nagar North – Shatabdi Nagar (elevated, 5 stations)||Under Construction by Larsen & Toubro|
|Package 4: New Ashok Nagar Ramp – Anand Vihar – Sahibabad Ramp (underground, 1 station)||STEC is Lowest Bidder|
|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)||Technical Bid Evaluation in Progress (5 bids received)|
|Package 8: Brahampuri DN Ramp to Begumpul UP Ramp (underground, 3 stations)||Bids Opened Today (this post)|
|Package 9A: Multistoried Staff Quarters & Connectivity||Technical Bids Opened on July 9 (7 bidders)|
|Package X: Modipuram Depot / Workshop||Bid Notice Pending|
For more updates, check out the NCR RRTS section of The Metro Rail Guy!