8 Bidders for Kanpur Metro’s 2nd Underground Section KNPCC06

February 14, 2022 Update: Afcons Infrastructure – Sam India JV is lowest bidder (L1) – see details and bid values.

October 15, 2021 Update: 8 construction firms (4 in a consortium with others) have submitted bids for constructing Kanpur Metro Phase 1’s second underground section (package KNPCC-06) between Nayaganj Station and Transport Nagar Ramp.

I estimate this section of the 23.785 km Line-1 (IIT – Naubasta) with 3 underground stations at Kanpur Central, Jhakarkatti and Transport Nagar to be approximately 4.65 km long. It will consist of 6 tunnel boring machine (TBM) bored tunnels for which a minimum of two machines will be deployed.

Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation (UPMRC) invited tenders for its construction in June 2021 with a 36 month deadline and Rs. 1250 crore estimate. Technical bids were opened on Thursday.


  • Afcons Infrastructure – SAM India JV
  • Dineshchandra R Agrawal Infracon – Hindustan Construction Company Joint Venture (DRA – HCC JV)
  • Gulermak Agir Sanayi Insaat ve Taahh. A.S.
  • ITD Cementation India
  • J. Kumar Infraprojects – NCC JV
  • JMC Projects India – CAI JV
  • Larsen and Toubro (L&T)
  • Tata Projects Ltd (TPL)

Package: KNPCC-06

Brief Scope: Design and construction of TBM tunnel, cut and cover tunnel, underground ramp from Kanpur Central end of Nayaganj station to elevated ramp after Transport Nagar and three underground metro stations (viz. Kanpur Central, Jhakarkatti and Transport Nagar) including architectural finishes, E and M, TVS, ECS etc. on Corridor-1 of Kanpur MRTS Project at Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Route of Kanpur Metro’s second underground section – view Kanpur Metro route map & information

This is easily the highest participation for a metro package in recent times. Prior to this, Delhi Metro’s DC-08 saw 7 bidders.

Anyhow, all 8 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.

This contract will be financed by the European Investment Bank (EIB) through a €650 million (approx. Rs. 5661 crore) loan approved in July 2020.

Kanpur Metro Line-1’s underground section (Permat Ramp – Tranport Nagar Ramp) is approximately 8.621 km long with 7 stations en route. Earlier this week, Gulermak – Sam India JV working on the first underground section (Permat Ramp – Nayaganj) started casting tunnel ring segments and lowered Naveen Market Station’s D-wall’s first rebar cage.

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


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42 Responses to "8 Bidders for Kanpur Metro’s 2nd Underground Section KNPCC06"

  1. Naveen says:

    Do you know when KNPCC07 is opening?

  2. CK says:

    Hi TMRG,
    Looks like a couple of tenders have been awarded by MAHAMetro for Pune, (www.punemetrorail.org/Tenders) for the solar panels installation, for rolling stock testing and for some utility works at Civil Court Interchange. Makes sense, as the first train set from Titagadh’s Italy plant have arrived at Vanaz Depot.

  3. Gajendra shukla says:

    Trasport nagar to naubasta bid open date

  4. Mandip kumar says:

    what about AGCC-02

  5. Jitander says:

    Kanpur 006 financial bed open date?

  6. P.C.YADAV says:

    Ganga express way k tender kab open honge konsi company ne jita hai pls confirm

  7. Ratnesh Kumar says:

    When financial bid for DMRC package DC05, DC08, DC07, DC09 is going to award?

  8. Happy says:

    what about AGCC-02

  9. CK says:

    It looks like the Financial Bids for Package 16 of Delhi Mumbai Eway have been opened by NHAI. Any idea who is the lowest bidder?

    And the tender for Package C2 (Mumbai BKC station to Shilphata) of Mum-Ahm HSR is also up. Hopefully that’ll go smoothly this time. I’m hoping the BKC complex is based on the Penn Station in NYC, as the terminal for the Ahmedabad, Nagpur and Hyderabad lines.

  10. Samuel Abisheik says:

    Hey tmrg! I heard that cmrl is going to cancel corridor 3 underground station work tender! Is it true?

  11. Anand Asir A says:

    Any update on CMRL phase I extension to kilambakkam?

  12. Ankit says:

    What about AGCC-02

  13. Jitander says:

    Kanpur 006 open kb hoga

  14. Jitander says:

    Any news knp 006

  15. Jitander says:

    Any news kanpur underground 2nd face


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