Three construction firms today submitted tenders (bids) to build the 4 km Taj East Gate – Taj Mahal Ramp (Package AGCC-01) section of Agra Metro’s 14.25 km Line-1, after officials from the Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. (UPMRCL) opened technical bids this afternoon to reveal its list of bidders.
This first elevated package of the 29.40 km Agra Metro Phase 1 project will consist of 3 stations at Taj East Gate, Basai and Fatehabad Road in eastern Agra. West of the ramp, the line will run underground until Shastri Nagar on GT Road, with an interchange facility at Agra College for allowing passengers to switch to the 15.40 km Line-2 (Agra Cantt. – Kalindi Vihar).
UPMRCL invited tenders (bids) for this section’s construction in August 2020 with an estimated cost of Rs. 290 crore and expects the assigned contractor to complete work in 26 months.
- Afcons Infrastructure Ltd.
- Sam (India) Builtwell Pvt. Ltd.
- URC Construction Pvt. Ltd.
Scope: Construction of elevated viaduct and 3 nos. elevated metro stations (viz. Taj East Gate, Basai & Fatehabad Road) including civil, architectural finished, water supply, fire fighting, fire detection, E&M works and PEB structures on Priority Corridor-1 of Agra Metro
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.
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