Zed Begins Soil Testing for Surat Metro’s Underground Work

Right after India’s Prime Minister launched work for Surat Metro’s Phase 1 yesterday, workers from ‘Zed Geotechnics and Construction’ began geotechnical investigation for Line-1’s 3.56 km underground Package CS3 between Surat Railway Station and Chowk Bazar Ramp.

Back in 2016, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) had subcontracted geotechnical works to prepare the project’s detailed project report (DPR). The current investigation with standard penetration tests (SPT) at regular intervals by Zed is through a subcontract from J Kumar Infraprojects to revalidate those findings to help properly design and construct the line’s underground section (twin tunnels and stations).

J Kumar Infraprojects was awarded Package CS3’s Rs. 941.80 crore contract by Gujarat Metro Rail Corporation (GMRC) earlier this month which includes building Line-1’s underground section from chainage 7160.6m to chainage 10720m with 3 stations at Chowk bazar, Maskati Hospital and Surat Railway Station.

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
Bhoomi Puja
Ready to bore!

Geotechnical works are expected to take about 2 months to get over.

Meanwhile, negotiations are still ongoing between GMRC and Gulermak – Sam India Builtwell JV for underground Package CS2’s final contract value. GLM-Sam’s bid – the lowest among 3 bidders – was Rs. 143.85 crore (15.47%) higher than GMRC’s estimate – see details here.

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15 Responses to "Zed Begins Soil Testing for Surat Metro’s Underground Work"

  1. Hari Puttar says:

    sir any other updates on indore metro

  2. Hari Puttar says:

    sir when it will be completed ??

  3. Mahipal raika says:

    Please share address of Surat metro project casting yard.

    • TMRG says:

      Guessing they’ll be set up in or around Dream City?

      I’d recommend checking with GMRC or the contractors (Sadbhav-SP Singla and J Kumar)

  4. Vishal Kumar says:

    Any update on Patna metro??
    What’s about Patliputra ramp to Danapur??

    • TMRG says:

      DMRC this week invited bids for tracks at ISBT Depot and turnouts for crossovers. Will share bidder names when technical bids are opened.

      Will share results for PC-04 when they open financial bids.

  5. Indra Sen says:

    Any other updates on Patna metro??
    What’s about Patna junction to rukanpura underground section??

    • TMRG says:

      1. See my comment above.
      2. Tender notice is pending.

      I appreciate your eagerness and desire to stay on top of things, but can you use one account over here as well as on Facebook? The site identifies you with other names that typically ask about Patna Metro. If there’s something important, I’ll definitely post about it.

      • Indra Sen says:

        Yeah 😊 you caught me.I was using the names of all my family members seperately..If this has hurted you then I’m really sorry for that.You are my only friend who’s clear all my doubt.You are my best friend on Facebook..

  6. Ravi Rathod says:

    Please share address of Surat metro project casting yard. Or any contact please share

    • TMRG says:

      I don’t have any contacts. I’d recommend checking with GMRC or the contractors (Sadbhav-SP Singla and J Kumar).

  7. Gobinda bhuyan says:

    iam loco operator


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