Noida Metro Rail Limited (NMRC) today canceled the tender process for the construction of a 9.605 km extension of Noida Metro’s Aqua Line from Noida Sector-51 to Greater Noida Sector-2 due to “administrative reasons”.
NMRC had invited tenders for this civil package in May with an estimate of Rs. 430.69 crore, and received bids from 3 firms on July 15 – NCC Ltd., Sam India Builtwell Pvt. Ltd., and an unknown non-construction firm called Shrisay Infotech which is suspected to either have bid for the wrong tender or placed a bid on behalf of a small-time contractor.
NMRC’s MD Ritu Maheshwari earlier this week revealed to TOI that they will “float the tender again as only two respondents surfaced“.
This civil package 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.
It will consist of 5 elevated stations at Noida Sector 122, Noida Sector 123, Greater Noida Sector 4, Ecotech 12 (Tech Zone) and Greater Noida Sector 2.
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