Gulermak-Sam & J Kumar Win Surat Metro’s Underground Work

March 1, 2021 Update: Gulermak-SAM has also been issued a LOA by GMRC for CS2.

January 11, 2021 Update: J Kumar has been issued a LOA by GMRC for package CS3.

December 28, 2020 Original Post:

Gulermak – Sam India Builtwell JV and J Kumar Infraprojects today emerged as the lowest bidders among 4 to construct two separate underground packages of Surat Metro’s Phase 1 project, after officials from the Gujarat Metro Rail Corporation (GMRC) opened financial bids.

These civil packages on the 21.61 km Line-1 (Sarthana – Dream City) are 3.46 km and 3.56 km long, making the entire underground section between Chowk Bazar and Kapodra 7.02 km long. Each package comprises 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. Technical bids were opened on November 2 to reveal a total of 4 bidders had placed 6 bids.

Package CS2

  • GMRC’s Estimate: Rs. 929.46 crore
  • Financial Bid Values:
FirmBid
Gulermak – Sam India Builtwell JV (GLM – SAM JV)Rs. 1073.31 crore
Afcons InfrastructureRs. 1106.40 crore
Larsen & Toubro (L&T)Rs. 1152.00 crore

Brief 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

Package CS3

  • GMRC’s Estimate: Rs 942.16 crore
  • Financial Bid Values:
FirmBid
J Kumar InfraprojectsRs. 941.80 crore
Afcons InfrastructureRs. 1117.20 crore
Larsen & Toubro (L&T)Rs. 1179.00 crore

Brief 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 en route – view Surat Metro Phase 1 info & route map

Gulermak – Sam India’s lowest bid of Rs. 1073.31 crore for Package CS2 was Rs. 143.85 crore (15.47%) higher than GMRC’s estimate, so it remains to be seen if GMRC will bite the bullet and award the contract to get work started OR scrap the process and re-invite bids with possibly a modified scope.

On Package CS3, J Kumar’s bid of Rs 941.80 crore pretty much matches GMRC’s estimate of 942.16 crore, and should be awarded to them in the coming months with a 40 month completion period.

Last week, Sadbhav Engineering Ltd. – SP Singla Constructions emerged as the lowest bidder for the elevated 11.6 km Package CS1 ( Kadarsha Ni Nal – Dream City) of the line. Ground work is expected to begin in Q1 2021 and full-fledged construction in Q2 2021.

A list of all Surat Metro tenders (civil, systems) and their status can be viewed here.

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

– TMRG

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Global traveler who prefers mass rapid transit

21 Responses to "Gulermak-Sam & J Kumar Win Surat Metro’s Underground Work"

  1. Abhishek Threja says:

    What about general consultant

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  2. Yogesh Rawat says:

    Any vacancy for civil engineer

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  3. Devaraj says:

    Congrats team JKIL

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  4. Bhabani SP says:

    Is there is a chance of retendering as package CS2 winner bids 15% higher than estimates ?

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  5. Clevin Gomes says:

    It’s good that J Kumar is also bidding in other city metro project. Initially in Mumbai, then in Pune,Ahmedabad and Now Surat. I hope that they will also bid 4 Delhi Metro Also.

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    • TMRG says:

      Nice observation. They were involved in 3 packages of Delhi’s Phase 3, but they haven’t made a comeback for Phase 4’s works.

      Phase 3’s packages:

      > CC-02: Jahangirpuri- Samaypur Badli of Yellow Line (elevated)

      > CC-20: Mayapuri Ramp to Delhi Cantt Ramp of Pink Line (underground in JV with CRTG)

      >CC-24: Lajpat Nagar to Hazrat Nizamuddin of Pink Line (underground in JV with CRTG)

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  6. N a shaikh says:

    which location for station Surat metro kapodra to nanpura kadarshani nal

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  7. Dhrumit Panchal says:

    Great

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  8. Hemendra Kumar says:

    Congratulations J-kumar Assistant safety Manager

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  9. Ankita says:

    Any news for package CS2 ,when gulermak is going to get LOA, please update

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  10. Ankita says:

    Any news for package CS2 ,when Gulermak is going to get LOA, please update ?

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  11. nayan solanki says:

    i m government approved licences electrical contractor, i wish to work as electrical contractor in this project, if any one give a chance . basically i m from surat [local]
    .

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  12. Ankit Shah says:

    Need to apply for Project Manager

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  13. Rehan jariwala says:

    I want sell ice during metro construction

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  14. Dwipal Patel says:

    Pls provide us Jkumar, SAM India and Sadbhav Castiyard Location of Surat metro

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