Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) today invited bids from global design engineering firms to appoint a Detailed Design Consultant (DDC) for assisting with designing Navi Mumbai Metro’s 7.12 km Line-2 (MIDC Taloja – Khandeshwar) and 3.87 km Line-3 (Pendhar – MIDC Taloja) including a new train maintenance depot at Khandeshwar.
This is an excitement development as the appointment of a DDC for developing the lines’ design is among the top few important steps the DMRC has to take prior to the start of tendering for civil construction. The role of the DDC typically includes, but is not limited to, producing and proposing alternate designs of all civil, architectural, building services, electrical and mechanical works.
Back in June 2019, Navi Mumbai’s City and Industrial Development Corporation (CIDCO) had given an in-principle approval to entrust DMRC with implementing these lines after which DMRC began locally recruiting in October for various posts.
Contract: NMDD-01 (link)
Scope: Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) Ltd. invites Open e-Tenders from Agencies, who fulfill qualification criteria as stipulated in Clause 1.1.3 of NIT, for the work,Contract: NMDD-01: Engagement of Detail Design Consultant (DDC) for Civil , Architectural and Building Services including E&M Works for MIDC Taloja to Khandeshwar (Line 2, 7.12 km ) and Pendhar to MIDC Taloja (Line 3, 3.87 km ) corridor including Civil& E&M works of Khandeshwar Depot of Navi Mumbai Metro Projects
- Estimated Cost: Rs 12.57 crore
- Period of Completion: 48 months
- Pre-bid Meeting: 05.08.2020 at 1100 hrs
- Last Date to Submit: 25.08.2020 at 1500 hrs
- Bids to be Opened: 26.08.2020 at 1500 hrs
Although they have dedicated line numbers, both these “lines” are merely a southern extension of the decade long-under construction 11.10 km Line-1 which’ll connect Belapur with Pendhar. Their detailed project report (DPR) was prepared by RITES and approved by CIDCO’s board with an estimate of Rs 2820.20 crore (Line-2) and Rs. 1750.14 crore (Line-3).
Line-2: MIDC Taloja – Khandeshwar (7.12 km with 6 elevated stations)
Line-3: Pendhar – MIDC Taloja (3.87 km with 3 elevated stations)
In the future, a further extension of the line, named Line-4, will extend the metro by roughly 4.17 kms to the under construction Navi Mumbai International Airport in the Ulwe (Pargaon Dungi) – Panvel area of the city.
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