December 14, 2021 Update: Afcons Infrastructure is lowest bidder (L1) for DC-09’s contract – see details here.
August 27, 2021 Original Post: 6 construction firms / consortia have submitted bids to build tunneling Package DC09 of the 23.622 km Silver Line through Chhattarpur after the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) today opened technical bids.
This 6.51 km section, with twin-tunnels smack-dab in the middle of Phase 4’s Silver Line, will connect Kishangarh Station’s east-end (chainage 5356.285) with a ramp (chainage 11867.000) west of Saket G Block Station through 4 stations at Chhattarpur (interchange with Yellow Line), Chhattarpur Mandir, IGNOU and Neb Sarai.
DMRC invited tenders for this contract – financed by JICA – in May 2021 with a 42 month deadline and an unknown estimate. They had previously estimated it to cost Rs. 1427.872 crore, but I’m not sure if that is still current. The assigned contractor will be required to use at least 5 tunnel boring machines (TBMs).
- Afcons Infrastructure
- DRA Infracon – HCC JV
- Gulermak Agir Sanayi Insaat ve Taahhut A.S.
- ITD Cementation (ITD Cem)
- Larsen & Toubro (L&T)
- Shanghai Tunnel Engineering Co (STEC)
Brief Scope: Design and Construction of Twin Tunnel (Up & Down Line) by Shield TBM, Cut and Cover Tunnel box, Underground Ramp and four Underground stations namely Chhattarpur, Chhattarpur Mandir, IGNOU and Neb Sarai with Entry/Exits & Connecting subways from chainage 5356.285 mtr. to 11867.000 mtr. of Aerocity to Tughlakabad Corridor of Phase-IV of Delhi MRTS.
The bids have now been sent for technical bid 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.
DC-09’s design details such as crossover and ramp locations can be viewed here.
With this development, technical bids for all 3 underground packages of the Silver Line have been opened. Just 1 more high-value civil tender of Phase 4 is now pending for the Magenta Line’s 28.9 km Janakpuri West-R K Ashram extension:
|Package DC-05: Derawal Nagar to RK Ashram, 7.46 km underground section with 6 stations – see details||Bidding Underway – Current Opening Date: Sept 9|
|Package DC-08: Aerocity to Kishangarh, 6.11 km underground section with 4 stations||7 Bids Received – Technical Bid Evaluation Underway|
|Package DC-09: Kishangarh to Saket G-Block, 6.88 km underground section with 4 stations – see details||6 Bids Received (this post!)|
|Package DC-07: Sangam Vihar to Tughlakabad, 6.477 km underground section with 3 stations||6 Bids Received – Technical Bid Evaluation Underway|