Sam India & GR Infra Bid for Noida Metro’s Aqua Line Extension

Sam India Builtwell Pvt. Ltd. and GR Infraprojects Ltd. are once again the only two bidders for a 9.605 km extension of Noida Metro’s Aqua Line from Noida Sector-51 to Greater Noida Sector-2, after Noida Metro Rail Limited (NMRC) opened technical bids today to reveal its list of bidders.

This is the third round of bidding for this section of the 29.7 km Aqua Line’s 14.95 km eastern extension (Sector 51 to Knowledge Park V) which was approved for construction by Uttar Pradesh government in December 2019.

NMRC had originally invited tenders for this civil package in May with an estimate of Rs. 430.69 crore, received bids from 3 firms (1 of which was not a construction firm), canceled the tender in July to seek a better response, re-invited tenders again in September, and then received two bids from Sam India and GR Infraprojects in mid-November.

After canceling the second round for a better response, NMRC then re-invited tenders for this package in late-November with an estimate of Rs. 491.99 crore and expects the assigned contractor to complete work in 24 months from when the contract is awarded.

Contract: NGNC-01

Brief Scope: Part Design and Construction of Elevated Viaduct and 5 elevated stations viz NOIDA SEC -122, NOIDA SEC-123 GR. NOIDA SEC-4 ECOTECH-12 GR NOIDA SEC-2 (excluding Architectural finishing Works and PEB works of stations) from Chainage 0.00 m to Chainage 9605 m of Noida -Greater Noida Metro Rail Project.

Indicative location of stations between Noida Sector 51 & Greater Noida Sector 2 – view Noida Metro info & map

The tendering process for this is on an endless loop. The industry’s response has not changed from the last round of bidding, so let’s see if NMRC cancels it yet again or moves on to the technical bid evaluation stage. If the latter happens, then the financial bids of the technically qualified bidders are expected to be opened in Q1 2021 to reveal who’s the lowest bidder and most likely contractor.

Earlier this month, NMRC and the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) signed an agreement through which DMRC will provide services as the General Consultants (GC) and Project Management Consultants (PMC) for this extension.

For more updates, check out the Noida – Greater Noida section of The Metro Rail Guy!

– TMRG

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12 Responses to "Sam India & GR Infra Bid for Noida Metro’s Aqua Line Extension"

  1. Clevin Gomes says:

    I think this time they will award the tender as still the same 2 bidders were came.

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    • R Rajagopal says:

      Yes, it is high time, it should be awarded at the earliest. For the betterment of the area and for the convenience of the residents of shahberi and other residents, it is better at ths earliest.

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    • R Rajagopal says:

      Earlier the better for the improvement of the area as well as convenience of the residents nearby.

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  2. Shailesh Kumar Singh says:

    Residents are waiting for easy Metro connectivity with Delhi since last 8-10 years, now Work should be awarded for early completion of this route

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  3. Brijit Gupta says:

    When will they finally award the contract?

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    • TMRG says:

      3 steps to go:

      1) They need to decide if 2 bidders is ok or not. Last time they were not happy.
      2) They need to open financial bids
      3) If lowest bid is within their tolerance %, then they will award the contract.

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  4. PR Gupta says:

    Any update on Noida Metro phase-2? It has been more than a month, since bids were opened.

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    • TMRG says:

      Tendering process hasn’t been cancelled, so I imagine they are conducting technical bid evaluation right now. I’ll share news whenever they either (1) cancel to reinvite bids or (2) move to opening financial bids.

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      • PR G says:

        Thanks for the reply. Noida metro phase 2 has become an endless wait for the people of Noida extension. On the contrary, it is the biggest catchment area for Noida metro and should have been part of phase-1 itself. I don’t know why Noida authority don’t realize it. That is why they are struggling for the ridership of Noida metro. Irony is that, Noida authority has stopped feeder bus services to Noida metro and on the other hand they complain about low ridership of Noida metro.

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  5. Rahul says:

    Any progress on this. Bid is cancelled or under review.

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