Rahee Infratech on June 21 emerged as the lowest bidder to supply and install ballastless tracks for Kolkata Metro Line-6’s Nicco Park – Titumir section, after Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd. (RVNL) opened financial 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 package of Line-6 (New Garia – Airport) in February with an estimated value of Rs. 130.48 crore and completion deadline of 24 months. Technical bids were opened in April to reveal 7 bidders. Within those, 4 were disqualified right away and Subhash Infraengineers was disqualified during technical bid evaluation.
Financial Bid Values:
|Firm||Bid (Rs. Crore)|
|Rahee Infratech Ltd.||122.59|
|Texmaco Rail & Engineering Ltd.||132.45|
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
Per an industry source, Rahee will be issued a LOA this coming week.
With this development, Rahee is now responsible for most of Line-6’s track-work. Back in July 2020, they started track installation-work for the line’s first 6.5 km package (New Garia to VIP Bazar) – view images here. Linxon India just started Third Rail installation work on the same section in June.