Afcons Infrastructure today emerged as the lowest bidder for constructing the 4.3 km Sarai Kale Khan – New Ashok Nagar (Package 6) of the 82.15 km Delhi – Meerut RRTS Line after officials from the National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) opened financial bids submitted by different infrastructure companies.
This elevated package includes building a viaduct from Sarai Kale Khan to New Ashok Nagar’s Down-Ramp, a bridge over the Yamuna River, an entry ramp leading to the Jangpura Stabling Yard (where a few Bombardier train-sets will stabled overnight for morning services), and two elevated stations at Sarai Kale Khan and New Ashok Nagar.
Financial Bid Values:
|Afcons Infrastructure||Rs. 1061.71 crore|
|Dilip Buildcon Ltd. – Sam (India) Builtwell JV||Rs. 1118.25 crore|
|Larsen & Toubro (L&T)||Rs. 1125.18 crore|
|Tata Projects Ltd. (TPL)||Rs. 1174.46 crore|
|GR Infra Projects Ltd.||Rs. 1197.15 crore|
Brief Scope: DM/CN/COR-OF/095: Construction of elevated viaduct from Sarai Kale Khan station to New Ashok Nagar DN Ramp including Jangpura Entry ramp and two Nos. of elevated stations viz., Sarai Kale Khan & New Ashok Nagar [including Preengineered steel roof structure but excluding Architectural Finishing of Stations] of Delhi – Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) Corridor
Afcons Infra’s bid was Rs 56.54 crores (roughly 5.35%) less than NCRTS’ estimate, so I don’t see any issues cropping up during financial bid evaluation. When that is completed in the coming days, Afcons should receive a LOA with a deadline of 910 (30 months) to complete all works.
Afcons will be assisted by Tandon Consultants Pvt. Ltd – Fountainhead JV who were appointed as the detailed design consultants (DDC) for the Sarai Kale Khan & New Ashok Nagar stations in September 2019. Initial pile load tests here have already been conducted by Continental Piling & Excavation Pvt. Ltd. through a contract awarded to them in February 2020.
With this development, 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 (contract not yet awarded)|
|Package 5A: Duhai Depot / Workshop||Technical Bid Evaluation in Progress (6 Bids Received)|
|Package 6: Sarai Kale Khan – New Ashok Nagar (elevated, 2 stations)||Afcons Infra is lowest bidder (this post)|
|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)||Technical Bid Evaluation in Progress (5 bids received)|
|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!