Bids Reinvited for Mumbai Metro Line-2B’s MTNL-Chembur Section

Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) this evening invited tenders for completing balance civil work on a 5.868 km section of Mumbai Metro’s Line-2B (Yellow Line) between MTNL and Chembur stations.

The original contract for this section’s construction, consisting of 5 stations and an “iconic bridge” over Mithi River, was awarded to RCC Infra Ventures Ltd. – MBZ JV in 2017, but terminated in January 2020 due to poor progress on key performance indicators.

MMRDA has tried re-appointing a contractor multiple times since then. Last time around, NCC emerged as its lowest bidder in November 2020, but their bid value at Rs. 719.27 crore was way higher than MMRDA’s estimate of Rs. 568.55 crore. Subsequent negotiations between MMRDA and NCC failed which has led to this new round of bidding.

Brief Scope: Part Design and Construction of Balance Works of Package CA06, Elevated Viaduct and 5 Elevated Stations viz. MTNL Metro, S. G. Barve Marg, Kurla East, EEH and Chembur (excluding Architectural Finishing and Pre-Engineered Steel Roof Structure of Stations) from Chainage 46860.384m to Chainage 52729.312 of Line 2B [D.N Nagar-Mandale] of Mumbai Metro Rail Project of MMRDA.

Contract: C102

  • MMRDA’s New Estimate: Rs. 631.82 crore
  • Completion Deadline: 30 months
  • Bid Submission: 07/06/2021 up to 1500 hrs.
  • Technical Bid Opening: 11/06/2021at 1100 hrs
MTNL to Chembur section of Mumbai Metro’s Line-2B – view Mumbai Metro Yellow Line route map & info

The section over Mithi River includes a 261.241 meter “iconic bridge” designed by Designfakt India with Tony Gee as its structural designer.

Its new design has been tweaked a bit since 2020 possibly to reduce cost – view the old design here.

Line-2B has gone through several rounds of rebidding over the past 3 years, and I’m slowly losing count. With recent developments – I see parts of it opening up no sooner than 2024 with the MTNL – Chembur section easily 5 years away from becoming operational.

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– TMRG

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10 Responses to "Bids Reinvited for Mumbai Metro Line-2B’s MTNL-Chembur Section"

  1. Mohamad says:

    It’s a shame that MVA govt has on purpose delayed this corridor at the behest of a few celebrities living on that line. Shameful. MMRDA should be penalized for this for playing with tax payers money and time.

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  2. Clevin Gomes says:

    What about J Kumar. Did they start construction? Between DN Nagar to IL&FS BKC

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  3. Ashley says:

    Has JKumar been finalized for Package A of the Metro 2B from DN Nagar to BKC or that too has been cancelled again?

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    • TMRG says:

      Reliable source indicated in March they received a LOA, but now I’m hearing from others its still pending. It’s still in flight towards finalization.

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      • Tarun says:

        I was the one who informed you that j.kumar has received LOA for this line. But later on i was told that it is still pending stage. I am also seeking legit information on this …….

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        • TMRG says:

          Thanks – I confirmed with others as well. Must have been a big rumor doing the rounds in the industry. Let’s wait for J Kumar’s announcement to the BSE.

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  4. Anil Jaiswal says:

    There are construction companies either not having proper geographic knowledge or resources to complete these kind of massive projects.
    However as a lay man what I have seen is wherever J Kumar infra is working the progress is superb.
    If I can see this why not MMRDA who are much more competent.

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  5. Chinar Kurulkar says:

    Is there any update on this @TMRG

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    • TMRG says:

      Hi, tender has been cancelled. Wednesday was the last date to submit bids and technical bid opening was going to happen on Friday. Trying to find out what happened…

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