YFC Projects Pvt. Ltd. last week emerged as the lowest bidder to construct a new cut & cover ramp and remodel Sarita Vihar Depot (Package DC-26) on Delhi Metro’s 46.63 km Violet Line (Kashmere Gate – Raja Nahar Singh in Ballabhgarh), after officials from the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) opened financial bids submitted by different infrastructure companies.
This work is part of the DMRC’s strategic plan to repurpose Sarita Vihar Depot for stabling and maintaining trains on the Phase 4 project‘s upcoming 20.201 km Silver Line which will connect Aerocity – Tughlakabad line in the future.
DMRC invited bids for Sarita Vihar Depot’s reconstruction in July with an estimated cost of Rs. 59.11 crore and expect the assigned contractor to complete all work within 730 days (2 years). Technical bids were opened in August to reveal 3 bidders, and during technical bid evaluation Vaibhav Construction’s bid was found to be technically not compliant, so their financial bid was not opened.
Financial Bid Values:
|YFC Projects Pvt. Ltd.||Rs. 52.41 cr|
|Dharamraj Contracts India Pvt. Ltd.||Rs. 59.84 cr|
|Vaibhav Construction Pvt. Ltd.||Disqualified|
Brief Scope: To Provide for maintenance facilities for the Vehicles on upcoming Tughlakhabad – Aerocity Corridor and Lajpat Nagar – Saket G Block Corridor and expansion of Depot cum workshop at Sarita Vihar. The civil work including Depot development works is to be undertaken in this contract consists of construction of Ramp, Demolition and restoration of Blower Room, Civil works for Shifting of ETP, Road Works, Railing Works etc. including all the Design of temporary works to be undertaken by a designer under arrangement of contractor.
Sarita Vihar Depot – built in the 124.93 km Phase 2 project – is located about 1.3 km away, as the crow flies, from the planned location of the new Tughlakabad Station. The construction of twin tunnels leading to it, likely using 1 tunnel boring machine, will be part of a separate civil package.
Per the tender documents, here’s the brief work content:
- Cut and Cover Ramp by using Top-Down and Bottom up Technology including Waterproofing
- Road Works for New Development and Restoration
- Subgrade preparation works for new Stabling Line
- Civil Works for Shifting of Existing ETP to a new Location including dismantling
- Railing Works in Depot Area
- Other development works
If no issues arise during financial bid evaluation, then YFC Projects will go on to be awarded with Package DC-26’s contract with a completion period of 730 days (2 years). When awarded, this will be their second civil contract in the Phase 4 project after having been awarded the Silver Line’s 4.28 km elevated Package DC-04 (Sangam – Saket G-Block) in December 2019 for which they began casting U-girders in August.
To maintain the Violet Line’s train maintenance/stabling capacity, Ajronda Depot’s capacity will be increased simultaneously under Package DC-25 for which Ghaziabad Mechfab Pvt. Ltd. emerged as the lowest bidder earlier this month. A Detailed Design Consultant (DDC) will be appointed for both depots’ remodeling work and the DMRC received three bids in early-October.
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