Yuksel JV Wins Kolkata Metro Line-3’s General Consultancy

Yuksel Proje – Tumas JV on Tuesday won the General Consultant (GC) and Project Management Consultant (PMC) contract for Kolkata Metro’s Line-3‘s 6 km Majerhat – Esplanade section.

This northern section of the 15.215 km Line-3 (Joka – Esplanade) consists of a roughly 2 km under construction elevated section from Majerhat to a ramp north of Mominpur. The rest of the line will be underground, with twin tunnels running through 4 stations at Kidderpore, Victoria, Park Street and Esplanade.

Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd. (RVNL) had invited bids for this service in December 2019 with an objective to assist them in the preparation and speedy implementation of this long-delayed line. Technical bids were opened in July 2020 to reveal 8 bidders.

Here are the technical scores of the top 5 bidders:

  • Yuksel Proje India – Tumas India JV: 9918.752
  • Egis Rail: 9907.153
  • ILF Consulting Engineers India: 9773.304
  • Technica Y Projectos, S.A. (TYPSA): 9386.905
  • Ayesa Ingeniería y Arquitectura: 9245.35

Financial bids were opened on Tuesday. I don’t have their bid values, but hear that Yuksel – Tumas placed a bid of Rs. 88.96 crore – making them the winner after the 80:20 Quality and Cost Based Selection (QCBS) method.

Update: Here are the financial bid values and final scores after combining technical & financial scores

BidderBidFinal Score
Yuksel-TumasRs. 88.96 crore95.41
AyesaRs. 71.42 crore93.96
Egis RailRs. 99.94 crore93.55
ILFRs. 99.62 crore92.53
TYPSARs. 102.09 crore89.09

Contract: RVNL/KOL/UGMetro/MJT-ESP/GC cumPMC

Brief Scope: General Consultancy cum Project Management Consultancy works for Construction of Elevated and Underground Metro Railway Works from Majerhat (Ex.) to Esplanade, Approx. 6 Km in connection with Joka-BBD Bag Metro Corridor in the state of West Bengal, India.

Indicative alignment and location of stations on Kolkata Metro’s Line-3 – view Kolkata Metro info & route map

The role of the GC typically includes assistance with design, supervision, safety, quality control and contract management. If and when awarded, Yuksel – Tumas JV will be onboard with a tenure lasting at least 1890 days (5.2 years).

They will work with two civil contractors. Among them, GPT Infraprojects in August 2020 was awarded a Rs 196.30 crore contract for work between Piers P276 and P314, two stations at Majerhat & Mominpur, and a small 225 meter viaduct ramp to Joka Depot.

A tender notice for the roughly 4 km underground section between Kidderpore and Esplanade with 4 stations is currently pending. Twin tunnels for that will pass through the Military’s Maidan area, near Fort William, and an agreement on its alignment is yet to be reached despite various “fruitful” meetings between RVNL and Ministry of Defence officials.

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11 Responses to "Yuksel JV Wins Kolkata Metro Line-3’s General Consultancy"

  1. Rupraj Sengupta says:

    The elevated section ends at mominpore then the ramp starts behind the eastern command hospital mominpore is the last elevated station,after that khidderpore is underground!

    • TMRG says:

      I try to keep descriptions easy to understand 🙂

      For further clarity I’ve now changed elevated section’s description from “Majerhat to Kidderpore” TO “Majerhat to a ramp north of Mominpur”

  2. Gourav Basu says:

    8 months bid submission time, 8 months bid evaluation time, that too for a PMC. Now god knows, when the alignment will get finalized. Then again 1.5-2yrs just to start the construction work. Horrible

    • Hari Puttar says:

      yeah iy only happen in kolkata
      in other cities
      2 months bid submission 2 month bid evaluation and finally tender
      is awarded
      that means in other cities work start on that tender after 5-6 months after tender is floated but in kolkata after 2 years

  3. Hari Puttar says:

    Esplanade is becoming bigger and bigger station
    though its underground but its growing downwards
    its a big underground station i have gone to that station many times

  4. Kanishka says:

    do mayee, didi gayee..

    …will then look forward to the new SG picking up 50% stake in KMRL, thus displaying a big political push for quick development of public transport in the City; and eventually bringing in all the existing, U/C and planned metro network of the city under one system/management..

  5. PPS says:

    hii metrorail guy, love your page. would like to know if u have any information on the Contractor for the electrification package of kolkata metro line 3 and 6. L&T and KEC were the shortlisted bidders.

    • TMRG says:

      Thanks! Unless they opened it today, I don’t believe financial bids for it have been opened yet. I’ll check.

  6. Somesh Gupy says:

    Is it true that Metro/RVNL has changed its plan to build underground tunnel from mominpur…. Instead the tunnel will start after khidderpore station?


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