3 Bidders for Mumbai Metro Line-2B’s MTNL-Chembur Section

J Kumar Infraprojects, Tata Projects and NCC are the 3 construction firms that have submitted tenders for completing pending civil work on a 5.868 km section (Package C102) of Mumbai Metro’s Line-2B (Yellow Line) between MTNL – Chembur stations.

Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) had originally awarded a contract for this section’s construction, comprising of 5 stations and an “iconic bridge” over Mithi River, to RCC Infra Ventures – MBZ JV in 2017, but terminated it in January 2020 due to poor progress on key performance indicators.

MMRDA has tried re-appointing a contractor four times since then and re-invited bids in February 2020, August 2020, April 2021 and August 2021. In the August 2020 round, NCC was the lowest bidder, but their bid value at Rs. 719.27 crore was way higher than MMRDA’s estimate of Rs. 568.55 crore. Subsequent negotiations between MMRDA and NCC failed.

Bids were re-invited in April with a 30 month deadline and Rs. 631.82 crore estimate, but that round was abruptly cancelled. MMRDA then re-invited bids in August with a 36 month deadline and Rs. 635.71 crore estimate.

Brief Scope of Package C102: Part Design and Construction of Balance Works of Package CA06, Elevated Viaduct and 5 Elevated Stations viz. MTNL Metro, S. G. Barve Marg, Kurla East, EEH and Chembur (excluding Architectural Finishing and Pre-Engineered Steel Roof Structure of Stations) from Chainage 46860.384m to Chainage 52729.312 of Line 2B [D.N Nagar-Mandale] of Mumbai Metro Rail Project of MMRDA.

MTNL to Chembur section of Mumbai Metro’s Line-2B – view Mumbai Metro Yellow Line route map & info

The section over Mithi River includes a 261.241 meter “iconic bridge” designed by Designfakt India with Tony Gee as its structural designer. Its new design has been tweaked a bit since 2020 possibly to reduce cost – view the old design here.

Tata Projects took part in the February 2020 retender but shied away from other rounds, so their re-entry is a surprise. Traditionally – J Kumar, NCC and Larsen & Toubro have bid in all retenders for C102.

Anyhow, the bids 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.

With recent developments – I see parts of Line-2B opening up no sooner than 2024, with the MTNL – Chembur section easily 5 years away from becoming operational.

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

– TMRG

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7 Responses to "3 Bidders for Mumbai Metro Line-2B’s MTNL-Chembur Section"

  1. Chinar Kurulkar says:

    @tmrg how is the progress on DN nagar-BKC package which was awarded to JKumar recently?

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    • Clevin Gomes says:

      Its now Progressing well, they have started erecting Piers at JVPD and Piling near Mithibai Clg. Plus They are now dismantling Pentagon Skywalk in Bandra to make way for Bandra Metro Stn.

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  2. Clevin Gomes says:

    TMRG, is it True that Govt. Have alloted 87 Acare land to construct Mira-Bhayander Depot as well as a new stn called Murdha Village. One of my Followers share that post. But it’s in Marathi News Paper. Please check it.
    https://twitter.com/sagarpatil34198/status/1444494213123436550?t=zjxG685bN-eQ9hpHuh7VpA&s=19

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  3. Mohammed Nasim Shah says:

    Many infrastructure projects between Bandra Kurla Complex and Kurla Eastern Express Highway ongoing\pending due to which Metro2B work in this stretch is pending.

    1. SCLR bridge Kurla CST, MTNL BKC
    2. Bridge over Mithi River Kapadia Nagar
    3. Tata Power electric tower holding high tension cables near Eastern Express Highway
    4. Rehabilitation 3 MHADA socities in Nehru Nagar Kurla east
    5. Road Widening.

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  4. Premtiwari says:

    Don’t you think citi like Mumbai is need ful to fast this metro project, God knows when it will started , because
    of metro project every where traffic jaam specially ar Ghodbunder Road , And what about line 10 gaymokh to Kashimira when it will start and when it will operate for Mumbaikars pl.replay

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  5. Deshrakshak says:

    J Kumar never completes his work on time. He is blacklisted by the BMC too. How can he even bid. Golmaal hai bhai sab golmaal hai.

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