7 Bidders for Kolkata Metro Line-6’s Track Contract

Seven rail firms have submitted bids to supply and install ballastless tracks for Kolkata Metro Line-6’s Nicco Park – Titumir section, after Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd. (RVNL) today opened technical bids.

This 12.05 km elevated section with 11 stations is under construction by Afcons Infrastructure (Package ANV3: NICCO Park to Sub CBD-1) and ITD Cementation (Package ANS3: Sub CBD-1 to Titumir). There are still multiple gaps in the viaduct due to a host of land acquisition-related issues.

RVNL invited bids for this track-work package in February with an estimated value of Rs. 130.48 crore and completion deadline of 24 months. When bids were opened today, 4 firms’ bids were not accepted, likely due to financial reasons or inadequate information, and disqualified right away.

Bidders:

  • Ram Enterprises (DISQUALIFIED)
  • Rahee Infratech Ltd.
  • Tomar & Company (DISQUALIFIED)
  • Shelke Construction (DISQUALIFIED)
  • Deepak Singh (DISQUALIFIED)
  • Subhash Infraengineers Pvt. Ltd.
  • Texmaco Rail & Engineering Ltd.

Contract: RVNL/KOL/NGA-AIRPORT/METRO/BLT/NICCOPARK-TITUMIR/1

Scope: Construction of Double Line Ballast Less Track ( BLT) for Elevated Viaduct Portion Between Nicco Park Having Ch. (13841.585 M) to Titumir Ch. (25891.527 M) including Points and Crossings, etc. In Connection with Construction of Metro Railway Corridor from New Garia to Airport Corridor, in the City of Kolkata

Location of Line-6’s Titumir, Nicco Park and other key stations – view Kolkata Metro route map with all stations marked

The remaining 3 bids from Rahee, Subhash and Texmaco 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.

This is the second track-work package for Line-6 which will connect New Garia and Biman Bandar (Kolkata Airport) via 24 stations. Track installation work by Rahee Infratech for its first package (6.5 km New Garia to VIP Bazar) started in July 2020. They’ve completed installation for roughly 4.5 kms where access has been provided, and expect further access to be granted in July.

Some snaps:

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10 Responses to "7 Bidders for Kolkata Metro Line-6’s Track Contract"

  1. Anon says:

    This section had a bottleneck at Technopolis which was apparently solved and a bunch of buildings demolished couple of years back. Any idea about the current status or any other bottlenecks?

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    • TMRG says:

      Not sure what the hold-up with Technopolis is. That entire Sector V to Technopolis section shows no positive signs of work.

      Other bottlenecks are at Nicco Park Station (road diversion/FOB related ?) and Kestopur Khal Canal (steel girders to be erected ?). South of this, Chingrighata is another missing piece.

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      • Gourav Basu says:

        This is one section where there is no info in public domain about what is holding up the work. Even nicco park station is yet to commence although the area looks completely clear. May be u can gather some info from afcons about this if possible

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      • Sounak Biswas says:

        Sector V to Technopolis pillars have been erected already. They are working on the canal, it will be connected to New Town end shortly. Work also started on the last leg between CC2 and Airport.

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      • Vanshaj Jain says:

        Work at the both khal and technopolis have started. Although I won’t know the technical details of work but you can definitely visually confirm this specially when crossing the flyover which connects technopolis to new town phase 1

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  2. Clevin Gomes says:

    Can u please clarify this, is Viaduct between New Garia-VIP Bazaar has been complete or is there any gap on them. Bcoz there r rumors that there is a small gap at Ruby Flyover. Please clarify this.

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  3. Dd says:

    What about line6 rolling stock

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    • Clevin Gomes says:

      14 CRRC Dalian Rakes will be deploy for Line 6, initially planned to deployed at N-S Line, but plans were changed as they were problems in Oscillation test, as N-S Line was constructed as per Soviet Standards. Dalian rakes will be perfect as Line 6 has been built as per modern Standards. But still Line 6 will need more 28 trains to run till Airport. Sources Sources says that IR is in talks with BEML to supply 28 Broad Gauge Trains for Line 6

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  4. Biswajit says:

    Couple of years back land acquisition problem in front of Highway Dhaba was in the news. That gap still to be bridged. Has that been resolved?

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