Six construction firms / consortia have submitted tenders (bids) to build the 11.6 km Kadarsha Ni Nal – Dream City (Package CS1) section of Surat Metro‘s 21.61 km Line-1, after officials from the Gujarat Metro Rail Corporation (GMRC) opened technical bids today afternoon to reveal its list of bidders.
This first section of the 40.35 km Surat Metro Phase 1 project will consist of 10 elevated stations in south-west Surat and connect Dream City with Kadarsha Ni Nal in the city’s core before heading underground towards Surat Railway Station (3.46 km Package CS2) and onward to Chowk Bazar (3.56 km Package CS3)
GMRC invited tenders for this section’s construction on June 1, 2020 with an estimated cost of Rs. 805.356 crore and expects the assigned contractor to complete work in 30 months.
- Dilip Buildcon – Evrascon JV
- HCC – KEC JV
- J Kumar – Ranjit Buildcon JV
- Larsen & Toubro (L&T)
- Sadbhav – SP Singla JV
Scope: Construction of 11.6 KM Elevated Viaduct from Kadarsha Ni Nal to Dream City Dead End Including Ramp for Depot entry near Dream City and 10 Stations (Excl. E&M, Architectural Finishing and Roofing) for Surat Metro Rail Project Phase – 1, Package – CS1
The 10 stations in this package will be built at Kadarsha Ni Nal, Majura Gate (interchange with Bhesan – Saroli Line-2), Rupali Canal, Althan Tenament, Althan Gam, VIP Road, Woman ITI, Bhimrad, Convention Center, Dream City.
The bids have now been sent for technical evaluation which can take a couple months to complete. When that is done, the financial bids of the technically qualified bidders will be opened to reveal who’s the lowest bidder and most likely contractor.
The submission date for Surat Metro’s underground packages CS2 and CS3 was recently moved to October 12. Stay tuned to find out its list of bidders!
For more updates, check out the Surat section of The Metro Rail Guy!