Significant pre-construction activity took place last month for the development of the new 19.15 km Kirti Nagar – Bamnoli Village (Dwarka ECC) Metrolite line in south-west Delhi with the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) opening financial bids from local surveying firms for conducting geotechnical investigation, topographical survey and utility identification works along the line’s alignment.
Back in May, DMRC had reinvited bids for this new light rail transit (LRT) system’s topographical survey and utility identification contract (Package ML-01(R)) with an estimate of Rs. 65.73 lakh and completion period of 9 months. They opened technical bids on July 15 to reveal 9 bidders, opened financial bids on August 19, and then issued a letter of award to the lowest bidder, Gaveshana Geosciences Pvt Ltd., the next day with a contract value of 37.80 lakh.
DMRC in May also invited bids for the Geotechnical investigation contract (Package ML-02) with an estimate of Rs. 83.46 lakh and completion period of 4 months. They opened technical bids on July 30 to reveal 9 bidders, rejected 3 firms in the technical round, and then opened financial bids on August 21 to reveal that TechPro Engineers Pvt. Ltd. had placed the lowest bid at Rs. 68.08 lakh. Per an industry source, an LoA for this tender will be issued this week.
Metrolite trains on this line will run mostly at-grade (ground level) on dedicated / fenced-in corridors and act as an excellent feeder to the Delhi Metro system with interchanges planned at Kirti Nagar (Green Line), Mayapuri (Pink Line), Dabri Village (Magenta Line) and Dwarka Court (Blue Line).
The Kirti Nagar – Bamnoli (Dwarka ECC) metrolite line will consist of 21 mostly at-grade stations at Kirti Nagar (elevated), Saraswati Garden, Mayapuri Bus Depot, Mayapuri, Hari Nagar, Mayapuri Industrial Area (MIA), Mayapuri Industrial Area 2 (MIA 2), Tihar Jail, Shivpuri (elevated), Dabri Village (elevated), Sitapuri (elavated), Mahavir Enclave (elevated), Dwarka Sector 2, Dwarka Sector 7, Dwarka Sector 6, Dwarka Court, Dwarka Sector 20, Dwarka Sector 23, Dhul Siras – Dwarka Sector 24, Dwarka Sector 25 – ECC Centre and Bamnoli Village
The Detailed Project Report (DPR) for this LRT line was approved by the DMRC’s board in October 2019 with an estimate of Rs. 2,673 crore and is currently awaiting the Delhi government’s approval. Whenever that comes in and funding is secured, the DMRC will then invite bids for the line’s civil construction work with the findings from the above 2 service contracts included within the tender documents.
Bids for the design, supply and maintenance of 29 3-coach standard gauge Metrolite trains for up to 15 years were invited in early January 2020. The last date to submit bids for it has been extended at least 5 times and currently stands at November 20, 2020.
For more updates, check out the Delhi Metrolite section of The Metro Rail Guy!