4 Bidders for Surat Metro Underground Line’s Construction

4 construction firms / consortia have submitted 6 tenders (bids) to build 2 underground (tunnel & station work) packages CS2 and CS3 of the 40.35 km Surat Metro Phase 1 project, after officials from the Gujarat Metro Rail Corporation (GMRC) opened technical bids today afternoon to reveal its list of bidders.

These civil packages with twin tunnels between Chowk Bazar and Kapodra, in the core of the city, on the 21.61 km Line-1 (Sarthana – Dream City) are 3.46 km and 3.56 km long, and each comprise of 3 cut & cover stations with some Box Pushing and New Austrian Tunneling Method (NATM) work for station connectivity.

GMRC had invited tenders (bids) for both packages in July 2020 with estimates of Rs 929.46 and Rs 942.16 crore respectively and expects the assigned contractor(s) to complete all civil work in 40 months after the contracts are awarded.

Bidders:

  • Afcons Infrastructure Ltd.
  • Larsen & Toubro Ltd. (L&T)
  • Gulermak – Sam India Builtwell JV (GLM – SAM JV) – Package CS2 only
  • J Kumar Infraprojects Ltd. – Package CS3 only

Tender Notifications: GMRC/CONS/UG-1/PKG-CS2/PH-1/2020 and GMRC/CONS/UG-2/PKG-CS3/PH-1/2020

Scope of CS2: Design, construction and completion of Underground stations and tunnel including Finishes from Kapodra Ramp to Surat Railway station from chainage 3700m to chainage 7160.6m, comprising twin bored underground tunnel between northern ramp and Surat Railway Metro station, all cut and cover portion including Three underground stations viz. Kapodra, Labheshwar Chowk and Central Warehouse with entry/exits & connecting subway by Box pushing method and a portion of NATM and Launching and receiving chambers of TBM for Surat Metro Rail Project, Phase-I

Scope of CS3: Design, construction and completion of Underground stations and tunnel including Finishes from Surat Railway station To Chowk Bazar Ramp from chainage 7160.6m to chainage 10720m, comprising twin bored underground tunnel between Surat Railway station and south ramp, all cut and cover portion including Three underground stations viz. Chowk bazar, Maskati Hospital and Surat Railway Station with entry/exits & connecting subway by Box pushing method and a portion of NATM and Launching and receiving chambers of TBM for Surat Metro Rail Project, Phase-I

Route of Surat Metro’s underground section from Chowk Bazar – Surat Railway Station – Kapodra with the indicative location of stations enroute – view Surat Metro Phase 1 info & route map

Note: Chowk Bazar Station was earlier known as Gandhi Baug Station.

Bids for the construction of Line-1’s first section – a 11.6 elevated portion from Kadarsha Ni Nal to Dream City with 10 stations – were opened in September-end to reveal 6 bidders which included the likes of L&T and HCC.

A tender notice is still pending for Line-1’s roughly 4 km elevated section from Sarthana to Shri Swaminarayan Mandir Kalakunj with 4 stations in the north-east part of the city.

For more updates, check out the Surat section of The Metro Rail Guy!

– TMRG

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