Tuaman & Jindal Steel Win Patna Metro’s E&M & Track Work

October 13 Update: DMRC has awarded Tuaman Engineering with a Rs. 82,65,96,226.38 (82.65 crore) contract for electrical & mechanical package PE-02.

August 18 Original Post:

Tuaman Engineering Ltd. and Jindal Steel & Power Ltd. (JSPL) earlier this month emerged as the lowest bidders for 2 contracts (PE02 & PT7) of the Patna Metro Phase 1 project after Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) opened financial bids.

Package PE-02

This electrical & mechanical package is Patna Metro’s 2nd systems-related package of Phase 1 which will feature two mostly-elevated lines with 24 stations including 2 interchanges at Khemni Chak and Patna Junction Railway Station. The first package (PE-01) related to electrification was won by KEC International in July.

Besides basic E&M equipment, its scope also includes commissioning fire detection, fire suppression equipment and diesel generators at 12 elevated stations and New ISBT Depot.

DMRC invited bids for package PE-02 in mid-December with an estimate of Rs 90.82 crore and completion period of 36 months (3 years). Technical bids were opened in February to reveal 9 bidders.

Financial Bid Values of Lowest 5 Technically-Qualified Bidders:

FirmBid (Rs. Crore)
Tuaman Engineering82.65
ETA Engineering 92.62
Sudhir Power Projects94.31
Jakson97.45
Blue Star97.83

Brief Scope: Design Verification, Detail Engineering, Supply, Installation, Testing & Commissioning of Electrical and Mechanical systems, Fire detection, Fire suppression system and DG sets of Corridor-1 and Corridor-2 Elevated stations and Depot of Patna Metro Rail Project

Route map of Patna Metro’s Phase 1 network – view Patna Metro info & full route map with stations

Package PT-7

This package for supplying 1200MT of class A 880 grade rails along with package PT-8 (won by KEC in July) for ballasted tracks are dedicated towards the New ISBT Depot which’ll be used to stable and maintain trains on both lines of the 30.91 km Phase 1 project.

DMRC invited tenders for PT-07 in December 2020 with an estimate of Rs. 7.65 crore and completion deadline of 1 year. Jindal Steel & Power Ltd. (JSPL) was the only bidder when technical bids were opened in March, so it was fairly obvious they’d be the lowest bidder.

JSPL’s Bid: 8.91 crore (opened August 6)

Brief Scope: Manufacturing and Supply of 1200 MT 90 UTS, UIC 60, 13 m, Class A 880 Grade Rails, IRS-T-12-2009 for New ISBT Patna Depot of Patna Metro Rail Project of PMRCL.

Architectural drawing of Patna Metro’s New ISBT Depot (view large)

Tuaman’s bid was well below DMRC’s budgeted estimate, so a contract for PE-02 should be awarded in the coming weeks. JSPL’s bid was 16.47% higher than DMRC’s estimate, so I’m expecting them to be invited for negotiating the final contract value.

A list of all Patna Metro tenders and their status can be viewed here.

For more updates, check out the Patna Metro section or my Home Page!

– TMRG

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12 Responses to "Tuaman & Jindal Steel Win Patna Metro’s E&M & Track Work"

  1. Arunav says:

    Tuaman is Chinese?

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  2. Gaurav says:

    Hey TMRG. Do you have any updates on the network expansion for lucknow and Jaipur metro? I keep searching news articles on their expansion plans but can’t find any. They might be ‘White Elephants’ in the making as well similar to Nagpur Metro?

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    • TMRG says:

      Hi, Lucknow’s Line-2 is on-hold. JMRC is trying to finalize the DPR for Jaipur’s Line-2 (Orange Line), but I don’t see it getting approved anytime soon.

      Existing ridership and future projections for both look bleak. Things won’t improve unless both grow vertically or expand horizontally (not ideal). I see UPMRC frequently signing up with private firms to improve last mile connectivity, but don’t see JMRC doing the same.

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      • Gaurav says:

        Thanks for your response. Gladdening to see UPMRC paying attention to last mile connectivity. What’s the reason for lucknow line-2 being put on hold? I hope it’s not due to lack of funds. If they could obtain funds for kanpur and Agra metro, I am sure they can try the same of expansion of lucknow metro.
        Improving ridership along with network expansion should be given top priority to sustain any of these metro lines or else they would become ‘show piece’ infra without any real benefits on the ground.

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        • TMRG says:

          Totally agree! That said, funding and politics each have a way of creeping into project execution. Line-2 suffers from that.

          For the UP govt, adding a new line in Lucknow may not deliver as much political dividend as adding new systems in other cities, so there’s that.

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  3. NAVIN KUMAR says:

    TMRG when KEC will started his electrification work for patna Metro.
    Pl. Update

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  4. Anubhav says:

    Hey TMRG, I need the LOA awarded date for PE-02 owned by Tuaman. Could you please provide any concrete date of it?

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    • TMRG says:

      Hi, LOA hasn’t been issued yet. Still officially in ‘financial bid opening’ stage.

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      • Anubhav says:

        Hi TMRG, is there any firm date given by DMRC? And what is the status of PE-01 owned by KEC?

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        • TMRG says:

          Naah, don’t have a date. PE-01 is also in the same bucket. LOA yet to be issued. Same goes for L&T’s PC-03 and YFC’s PC-04.

          They must be waiting for the chief lender (JICA?) to give the go-ahead.

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