December 12 Update: VNC – KEC has been awarded Duhai Depot’s construction contract for Package 5A
September 1 Original Post:
Vijay Nirman Company Pvt. Ltd. – KEC International Ltd. today emerged as the lowest bidder to construct the Duhai Depot and Workshop of the 82.15 km Delhi – Meerut RRTS Line after officials, besides opening Package 6 in which Afcons was the lowest bidder, also opened Package 5A’s financial bids.
Duhai Depot lies on the northern-end of 18 km priority corridor section (Sahibabad – Duhai EPE), and along with Modipuram Depot will be used to service and stable the line’s 210 coach Bombardier rolling stock. A smaller stabling yard is planned at Jangpura in Delhi where a few Bombardier train-sets will be stabled overnight for the first few morning services.
National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) invited tenders for this package in January and opened technical bids in June to reveal 6 bidders. NCRTC’s estimate is unknown at this time.
Financial Bid Values:
|VNC – KEC JV||Rs. 279.07 crore|
|URC Construction Pvt Ltd.||Rs. 286.22 crore|
|Sam (India) Builtwell Pvt. Ltd.||Rs. 292.30 crore|
|ISGEC Heavy Engineering Ltd.||Rs. 292.42 crore|
|Ahluwalia Contracts (India) Ltd.||Rs. 297.96 crore|
|IRCON International Ltd.||Rs. 308.61 crore|
Brief Scope of Package 5A: Construction of Depot cum Workshop near Duhai RRTS Station (including Architectural Finishing, PEB, E and M and Road works) of Delhi – Ghaziabad – Meerut RRTS Corridor
Technical details about the depot’s stabling/workshop lines are unknown at this time.
If no issues arise during financial bid evaluation, then VNC – KEC JV will be issued a letter of award (LoA) in the coming weeks with a deadline to complete all works in 730 days (2 years).
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||VNC – KEC is lowest bidder (this post)|
|Package 6: Sarai Kale Khan – New Ashok Nagar (elevated, 2 stations)||Afcons Infra is lowest bidder|
|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!