4 Bidders for Delhi Metro Phase 4’s DC-05 Underground Work

January 18, 2021 Update: DMRC has issued LOA for DC-05 to Afcons Infrastructure with a contract value of INR 2404,99,99,990.71 + EURO 85,79,782 (Approx. Rs. 2481,50 crore) – see details.

November 232021 Update: Afcons Infrastructure is lowest bidder (L1) for DC-05’s contract – see details.

September 14, Original Post: 4 construction firms have submitted bids to build Delhi Metro’s tunneling contract DC05 of the Magenta Line’s 28.92 km Janakpuri West – RK Ashram extension after the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) today opened technical bids.

This 7.46 km underground section connects a ramp north of Derawal Nagar with RK Ashram via 6 stations at Derawal Nagar, Ghanta Ghar, Pulbangash (interchange with Red Line), Sadar Bazar, Nabi Karim & Ramakrishna Ashram Marg (interchange with Blue Line).

This is Magenta Line’s 4th (and final) civil package in the 65.1 km Phase 4 project. Other packages are 12.375 km DC-01, 7.473 km DC-03R, 2.03 km underground DC-06 – all of which are under construction.

DMRC invited tenders for this contract – financed by JICA through a Rs 8,390 crore loan – in June 2021 with a 42 month deadline and an unknown estimate. They had previously estimated it to cost Rs. 2444.828 crore, but I’m not sure if that is still current.


  • Afcons Infrastructure
  • Gulermak Agir Sanayi Insaat ve Taahhut A.S.
  • ITD Cementation (ITD Cem)
  • Larsen & Toubro (L&T) 

Brief Scope: Design & Construction of Twin Tunnel by shield TBM, Tunnel by Cut & Cover, Underground ramp at Derawal Nagar and Six underground stations viz. Derawal Nagar, Ghanta Ghar, Pulbangash, Sadar Bazar, Nabi Karim & Ramakrishna Ashram Marg Including Architectural Finishing, Water supply, Sanitary installation, Drainage works of stations on Janakpuri West to R.K. Ashram Corridor (Line-8 Ext.) of Phase-IV of Delhi MRTS.

Alignment of Delhi Metro Magenta Line’s Package DC-05 – view Phase 4 route map with all stations’ exact locations marked

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.

The assigned contractor will be required to use at least 4 tunnel boring machines (TBMs). DC-05’s design details such as crossover and ramp locations can be viewed here.

DMRC has publicly posted they’re chasing a June 2024 deadline to start operations on the Magenta Line’s 28.92 km extension between Janakpuri West – RK Ashram. That just won’t be possible due to construction practicalities and I see this section opening no sooner than mid-2026 at this time.

With this development, technical bids for all 4 JICA-funded underground packages of Phase 4 have been opened. I believe we’ll start seeing financial bids getting opened in November with the award of construction contracts, if feasible depending on bid values, by year-end.

Civil PackageStatus
Package DC-05: Derawal Nagar to RK Ashram, 7.46 km underground section with 6 stations4 bids received (this post!)
Package DC-08: Aerocity to Kishangarh, 6.11 km underground section with 4 stations7 Bids Received – Technical Bid Evaluation Underway
Package DC-09: Kishangarh to Saket G-Block, 6.88 km underground section with 4 stations6 Bids Received – Technical Bid Evaluation Underway
Package DC-07: Sangam Vihar to Tughlakabad, 6.477 km underground section with 3 stations6 Bids Received – Technical Bid Evaluation Underway

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9 Responses to "4 Bidders for Delhi Metro Phase 4’s DC-05 Underground Work"

  1. AA says:

    STEC is missing in above list.

  2. Priyesh says:

    Is the plan for multilevel parking plaza with shopping centre still on the cards above the upcoming Nabi Karim metro station?

  3. Papi says:

    If company like L&T is there then definitely they will not complete project by 2026….because l&t is just dropping quality and decreasing labour cost and mentally and physically harassing employees ……L&T say its a billion dollars company but they never pay on time and they want credit like a beggar’s

  4. Harsh Kumar says:

    Delhi Metro Team, Please connect Blue line Dwarka sec-21 to Cyber Hub via Udyog Vihar phase 1,2,3,4,5. This connection will help Millions of people because lots of people travel from west Delhi and Dwarka to gurgaon. And it will reduce the pollution level as well as cars traffic on NH8. Please do something. If Delhi govt and Haryana govt are not agreeing on this then at least extend Blue line till Kapashera Border. So that Udyog vihar work force can easily travel.

  5. Praveen Rana says:

    When financial bids of DMRC are going to open?

  6. Alok says:

    Unbelievably great research and projections. I doubt about locations of inderlok indraprastha projected metro stations though.


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