Minutes ago, officials from Noida Metro Rail Limited (NMRC) opened bids for a 9.605 km extension of Noida Metro’s Aqua Line from Noida Sector-51 to Greater Noida Sector-2 to reveal that 3 firms had submitted bids for its civil construction.
This first section is a part of a 14.95 km further extension of the 29.7 km Line-1 from Sector 51 to Knowledge Park V which was approved for construction by Uttar Pradesh government’s cabinet on December 3, 2019.
NMRC invited tenders for this package in May 2020 with an estimate of Rs. 430.69 crore and expects the assigned contractor to complete work in just 20 months from when the contract is awarded.
- NCC Limited
- Sam India Builtwell Pvt Ltd.
- Shrisay Infotech
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 Notification: NMRC/Civil/NGNC/123/2020 (link)
Scope: Part Design and Construction of Elevated Viaduct and 5 elevated stations viz NOIDA SEC -122, NOIDA SEC-123, GR. NOIDA SEC-4, ECOTECH-12, GR. NOIDA SEC-2, (excluding Architectural finishing Works and PEB works of stations) from Chainage 0.00 m to Chainage 9605 m of Noida -Greater Noida Metro Rail Project.
Noida Metro’s Aqua Line was originally built in 3 packages by CEC-Sam India JV, so Sam India isn’t new to Noida Metro. Shrisay Infotech is an unknown entry and on JustDial refer themselves as “a top player in the category Provident Fund Consultants in the Delhi“, so I wouldn’t be surprised if their bid is disqualified in the technical bid evaluation stage.
Back in June, LKT Engineering Consultants Ltd. emerged as the lowest bidder for this section’s Detailed Design Consultant (DDC) contract. The award of its contract remains unknown, but since their bid was 21% below the estimate, I’d reckon it was awarded.
For more updates, check out the Noida – Greater Noida section of The Metro Rail Guy!