MPMRCL Invites Bids for Bhopal Metro’s 8 Stations

Madhya Pradesh Metro Rail Co Ltd. (MPMRCL) on Wednesday invited tenders (bids) for the construction of 8 elevated stations between AIIMS and Subhash Nagar on Bhopal Metro’s 14.99 km Line-2.

This line of the Bhopal Metro Phase 1 project will partially be funded by the European Investment Bank (EIB) and connect Karond Circle – AIIMS through a mix of 16 elevated and underground stations. Per the specifications listed, elevated station boxes will be 21 meters wide and 140 meters wide to handle a maximum of 6 coaches.

This tender notice comes 34 months after Bhopal Metro’s first and so far only civil tender notice came out in May 2018. The scope for that included this same section (AIIMS – Subhash Nagar)’s elevated viaduct which has been under construction by Dilip Buildcon since early 2019 with a completion deadline of 27 months – view construction images.

Tender No: 354/MPMRCL/2021/Package BH-02-EIB

Package: BH-02

  • Estimated Cost: Rs. 421 crore
  • Deadline / Completion Period: 847 days (2.32 years)
  • Pre-Bid Meeting: 12-May-2021 11:00 AM
  • Bid Submission End Date: 10-Jun-2021 04:00 PM
  • Technical Bid Opening Date: 11-Jun-2021 04:30 PM

Brief Scope: Design and Construction of Eight (8) Elevated Metro Rail Stations including Viaduct portion within the stations and Transition spans on either side of the stations (AIIMS, Alkapuri, Habibganj Naka, Habibganj, M.P Nagar Zone-1, DB City Mall, Kendriya Vidyalaya and Subhash Nagar) for Bhopal Metro Rail Project

Indicative location of stations between AIIMS and Subhash Nagar – view Bhopal Metro info & route map

Per the notice, this new package will be funded by the European Investment Bank (EIB) with whom the Government of India signed a EUR 400 million (approx. Rs. 3400 crore) loan in December 2019. The first package was funded through equity contribution by the central & state governments.

Whether the floodgates have finally opened to all EIB-funded packages or not remains to be seen.

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21 Responses to "MPMRCL Invites Bids for Bhopal Metro’s 8 Stations"

  1. Hari Puttar says:

    in almost 1 month
    MPMRCL floated 3 tenders with almost 15-20 days gap
    hey bro don’t you think the time between Pre-Bid Meeting ,Bid Submission End Date ,Technical Bid Opening Date is much more than Indore’s tenders
    in Indore it was
    Pre-Bid Meeting was after 18 days . in Bhopal its 42 days
    Bid Submission End Date was 52 days in Bhopal its after 70 days
    Technical Bid Opening Date was 53 days and in Bhopal its 71 days
    why ????
    and also
    thanks for mentioning my name
    cheers !!

    • TMRG says:

      I can’t pinpoint the exact reason, but there are a lot of variables at play here – depends on scope, design complexities, tender value, evaluation committee’s schedules etc.

  2. Hari Puttar says:

    in 2nd para
    it should be 120 meters long

    • TMRG says:

      I’ve seen the technical drawings. Stations are 140 meters long.

      That’s the standard across India for 6 coach trains where 1 coach is typically 21.9m long.

  3. Abe says:

    deduct 24 months from those 31 months for the obvious reasons we need to act oblivious about

  4. Ankit Lowanshi says:

    Hari puttar what is your real name u seems to be employee of either contractor or gc

  5. Harri puttar k chicha says:

    Wo sab toh thik h pr tumhari jalti kyu he itni

  6. Hari Puttar k dada says:

    8th class k bacche btao kyu jalti h tumhari

  7. Mohit Gupta says:

    Hi TMG you are doing a great job keep it up , bdw HariPuttar is a good nick name 😉

    • Hari Puttar says:

      Hari Puttar is my google account name
      YT account is also Hari Puttar
      hat tip : Hari Puttar is written bcz i told him that the tenders have been floated

    • TMRG says:

      Hey mate, thanks for your note. I hardly have time for TMRG let alone to use pseudonyms.

  8. Hari Puttar says:

    Everyone’s a gangsta until TMRG himself joined 😎😎

  9. Aditya says:

    Guys.. lets keep the talks professional.. this aint twitter.
    Good to see metro progressing in madhya pradesh.


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