Larsen & Toubro today emerged as the lowest bidder for the 82.15 km Delhi – Meerut RRTS Line‘s Package 17 involving the supply and installation of tracks, after officials from the National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) opened financial bids submitted by different firms.
NCRTC had invited bids from firms in April 2020 with a 1260 day (3.45 years) period of completion. They opened technical bids in July to reveal 3 bidders – L&T, IRCON and KEC International. During technical bid evaluation, IRCON International’s bid was rejected and as such their their financial (price) bid was not opened.
NCRTC’s estimate is unknown. L&T beat the KEC consortium by just 6 lakh rupees.
Financial Bid Values:
|Larsen & Toubro (L&T)||Rs. 648.46 cr|
|KEC International – STS – VNC JV||Rs. 648.52 cr|
Tender No: Package 17 – DM/CN/COR-OF/107
Scope: Manufacturing, Supply, Installation, Testing and Commissioning of Ballast-less or Ballasted Track from Sarai Kale Khan (in Delhi) to Modi Puram (in UP) including Jangpura Stabling Yard, Duhai and Modipuram Depots for RRTS Corridor of NCRTC
Per NCRTC, ballastless tracks were chosen for the following reasons:
- Low maintenance requirements
- Less dimension of track both depth and width (results in reduction of Tunnel Diameter)
- Saving in elevated structure cost due to less weight
- Maintenance of complex Geometric parameters of track
- Increased service life
- Make in India- Equal Opportunity for Indian contractors
If no issues arise during financial evaluation, then Larsen & Toubro will go on to be awarded with Package 17’s contract with a completion period of 1260 day (3.45 years). After the 33 km Package 3 connecting Duhai – Modi Nagar – Shatabdi Nagar, this will be their second allotted package on this RRTS line. A list of all packages (civil & systems) and their status can be viewed here.
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