Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. (UPMRCL) today initiated the bidding process for constructing the 29.40 km Agra Metro Phase 1 project which’ll consist of 2 rail lines and 29 stations.
The first elevated section (Package AGCC-01) of the 14.25 km Line-1 is roughly 4 km long and will connect Taj East Gate to the Taj Mahal Ramp through 3 stations at Taj East Gate, Basai and Fatehabad Road in eastern Agra. West of the ramp, the line will run underground until Shastri Nagar on GT Road, with an interchange facility at Agra College for allowing passengers to switch to the 15.40 km Line-2 (Agra Cantt. – Kalindi Vihar).
In addition, UPMRCL has invited bids for constructing Line-1’s train maintenance depot for its Bombardier rolling stock on a 16 hectare land parcel of PAC Grounds near the Taj Mahal Station (formerly known as Purani Mandi).
Package AGCC-01: Construction of elevated viaduct and 3 nos. elevated metro stations (viz. Taj East Gate, Basai & Fatehabad Road) including civil, architectural finished, water supply, fire fighting, fire detection, E&M works and PEB structures on Priority Corridor-1 of Agra Metro
- Estimate: Rs. 290 crore
- Completion Period: 26 months
- Date & time of Submission of Tender: 05.10.2020 up to 15:00 Hrs.
- Date & time of opening of Tender: 05.10.2020 @ 15:30 Hrs
Package AGCC-03: Civil, PEB and E&M works for construction of depot cum workshop, including O&M quarters & structural, architectural, plumbing, external development, VAC, firefighting, etc. at PAC Land Depot for corridor-1 of Agra Metro
- Estimate: Rs. 132 crore
- Completion Period: 18 months
- Date & time of Submission of Tender: 29.09.2020 upto 15:00 Hrs
- Date & time of opening of Tender: 29.09.2020 at 15:30 Hrs
This development comes just weeks after the Supreme Court approved Agra Metro’s construction with a list of 11 conditions UPMRCL has to adhere to.
Knowing UPMRCL’s aggressive and disciplined working style, contractors for both packages can be expected to be assigned by the year-end with construction work starting in Q1 2021.
For more updates, check out the Agra section of The Metro Rail Guy!