Larsen & Toubro and KEC International – Siemens JV are the two bidders for the 33 KV power distribution and 750 V DC third rail traction system of Kolkata Metro’s under construction 10.246 km Line-3 (Joka – Mominpur) and 32 km Line-6 (New Garia / Kavi Subhash – Biman Bandar).
Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd. invited bids for this systems work in October 2020 in 2 packages and opened technical bids on February 2 to reveal both L&T and KEC-Siemens had placed a bid for each package.
Package 3 (Line 3 & 6)
- Estimated Cost of Project: Rs. 258.25 Crores
- Period of Completion: 24 months
Brief Scope: Engineering, Supply, Erection, Testing and Commissioning of 33 KV Power Distribution, Traction Substation, Auxiliary Substations and 750 V DC Third Rail Traction system for Joka-Majerhat Corridor (Mominpur) and Airport-New Garia Corridor (Hemendra Mukherjee(Excl.) to Bidhannagar of Metro Railway Kolkata.
Package 4 (Line-6)
- Estimated Cost: 314.65 Crore
- Period of Completion: 30 months
Brief Scope: Engineering, Supply, Erection, Testing and Commissioning of 33 KV Power Distribution, Traction Substation, Auxiliary Substations and 750 V DC Third Rail Traction system for Airport-New Garia Corridor Bidhannagar (Excl.)- Bimanbandar including New Town Depot of Metro Railway Kolkata.
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 this package.
When awarded, the winner will work closely with SYSTRA MVA which was appointed by RVNL as the Detailed Design Consultant (DDC) for both lines’ design works associated with power supply, distribution system and Third Rail Electrification.
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