Seven construction firms / consortia have submitted tenders (bids) to build the first package of the 32.385 km Kanpur Metro Phase 1 project’s 8.621 km underground section, after officials from the Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. (UPMRCL) opened technical bids today afternoon to reveal its list of bidders.
Excluding the ramp, this package (KNPCC-05) of the 23.785 km Line-1 connecting IIT Kanpur – Naubasta has a length of 3619 meters and includes four stations at Chunniganj, Naveen Market, Bada Chauraha and Nayaganj – each 215 meters long.
UPMRC had invited tenders for this package on July 6, 2020 with an estimate of Rs 1400 crore and expects the assigned contractor to complete work in 36 months.
- Afcons Infrastructure
- Doğuş Construction
- JMC – CAI JV
- Larsen & Toubro (L&T)
- Shanghai Tunnel Engineering Co. Ltd. (STEC)
- Sam India – Gulermak JV
- Tata Projects Ltd. (TPL)
Tender No: UPMRC/CE-Contract/KNPRCC-05/2020
Scope: Design and Construction of Tunnel from start of elevated ramp (after Motijheel Station) to end of Nayaganj station including four underground metro stations (viz. Chunniganj, Naveen Market, Bada Chauraha and Nayaganj) and ramp including Architectureal finishes, E&M, TVS, ECS etc. on Corridor-1 of Kanpur MRTS Project at Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
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 for this package’s construction.
Approximate tunnel drive lengths:
- Ramp to tunnel’s start (shaft): unknown
- Shaft – Chunniganj Station: 504 meters
- Chunniganj Station – Naveen Market Station: 750 meters
- Naveen Market Station – Bada Chauraha Station: 515 meters
- Bada Chauraha Station – Nayaganj Station: 990 meters
As shared earlier, this section of the Line-1 will be partly financed by the European Investment Bank (EIB) through a €650 million (approx. Rs. 5406.50 crore) loan. The next underground package, south-east of KNPCC-05, will be roughly 4.5 km long and consist of another 4 stations planned to be named as Birhana Road, Norona Crossing Sagar Market, Kanpur Central Railway Station and ISBT Jhakarkatti. That section’s tender notice inviting bids is pending.
For more updates, check out the Kanpur section of The Metro Rail Guy!