6 Bidders for Kanpur & Agra Metros’ Ballastless Track-Work

Six firms / consortia have submitted bids to supply and install ballastless tracks and fastening systems for the 32.385 km Kanpur Metro and 29.40 km Agra Metro‘s Phase 1 projects, after officials from the Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation (UPMRC) opened tenders today afternoon.

The tracks (rails) from this contract will be commissioned on two lines each of both projects and inside the four train maintenance depots:

  • Kanpur Metro Line-1: IIT Kanpur – Naubasta (23.785 km); Depot at Polytechnic College – under construction by K.S.M. Bashir Mohammad & Sons
  • Kanpur Metro Line-2: Chandra Shekhar Azad University – Jaurali (8.6 km); Depot at Agriculture University – Tender Notice Pending
  • Agra Metro Line-1: Sikandra – Taj East Gate (14.25 km); Depot at PAC Grounds – Under Construction by Lisha Engineers
  • Agra Metro Line-2: Agra Cantt. – Kalindi Vihar (15.40 km); Depot at Kalindi Vihar – Tender Notice Pending

UPMRC invited bids for this package on October 20 with an estimate of Rs 530 crore and completion period of 48 months.

Bidders:

  • IRCON International
  • KEC – GSC – EMRAIL JV
  • Larsen & Toubro (L&T)
  • Rahee – Yapiray JV
  • TPL – ATIL JV
  • Texmaco Rail & Engineering

Package: KNPAGT-3

Brief Scope: Design, Installation, Testing & Commissioning of Ballastless Track of Standard Gauge in 4 Corridors in Elevated as well as Underground Sections of Kanpur and Agra Metro Project along with supply of fastening systems and associated Ballasted/Ballastless Tracks in 4 Depots.

View Kanpur Metro info & full route map and Agra Metro info & full route map

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 supplying the tracks.

With this development, here’s how all four track-related packages now stand.

  • Package KNPAGT-1: Supply of 17,700 MT Head Hardened Rails (60 E1, IRS-T-12-2009, 1080 grade HH) – StatusBidding Underway
  • Package KNPAGT-2: Supply of standard gauge UIC 60 turnouts, scissor crossovers and check rail – Status: Awarded to Voestalpine VAE VKN India
  • Package KNPAGT-3: Design, Installation, Testing & Commissioning of Ballastless Track of Standard Gauge in 4 Corridors with supply of fastening systems and associated Ballasted/Ballastless Tracks in 4 Depots – Status: Technical Bids Opened today (this post!)
  • Package KNPAGT-4: Supply of 1620 MT Rails (UIC 60 / 60 E1, IRS-T-12-2009, 880 grade, Class A) – Status: SAIL was only bidder

A list of all packages (civil and systems) and their status can be viewed here for Kanpur Metro and here for Agra Metro.

For more updates, check out the KanpurAgra sections of The Metro Rail Guy!

– TMRG

Hat-tip: SandipThink

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6 Responses to "6 Bidders for Kanpur & Agra Metros’ Ballastless Track-Work"

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  3. Abbas says:

    Hi TMRG,

    I see that this and other few Tenders are for all 4 Corridors of Kanpur(2) and Agra(2) and 4 Depots also, they’ve mentioned “Completion period of the Work 48 months”. Does that mean that UPMRC is serious in planning and constructing all 4 routes in these two cities and not going to abandon the way they did in Lucknow for Line 2 ? There is no update for the Charbagh and Vasant Kunj line till now.

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    • TMRG says:

      Hi, I found it odd as well. Besides this package, I’ve seen no indication that the 2nd corridors in Kanpur and Agra will be developed. Tender notices for appointing Detailed Design Consultants for either city’s 2nd line are still pending.

      They are both entirely elevated corridors, so may actually have a higher chance over Lucknow’s second line which is half underground. We’ll have to wait and see how this plays out.

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  4. Ankit says:

    When did the tender for Agra metro underground section get invited

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    • TMRG says:

      Tender notice is pending. First 3 km (Taj Majal – Jama Masjid) of its eastern section is part of the ‘Priority Corridor’, so I’m expecting it to be published very soon.

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