URC Construction (URCC) in mid-October emerged as the lowest bidder at Rs. 426.67 crore for constructing 8 elevated stations between AIIMS – Subhash Nagar on Bhopal Metro’s 14.99 km Line-2.
This line of the Bhopal Metro Phase 1 project will connect Karond Circle – AIIMS through a mix of 16 elevated and underground stations. Elevated station boxes will be 21 meters wide and 140 meters long to handle a maximum of 6 coaches.
Madhya Pradesh Metro Rail Co Ltd. (MPMRCL) invited tenders for its construction in March 2021 – 34 months after Bhopal’s first and then only tender – with an estimate of Rs. 421 crore and deadline of 847 days (2.32 years).
Technical bids were opened in July to reveal 4 bidders – URC Construction (URCC), YFC Projects, Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd (RVNL) and Bansal Construction (disqualified).
Brief Scope: Design and Construction of Eight (8) Elevated Metro Rail Stations including Viaduct portion within the stations and Transition spans on either side of the stations (AIIMS, Alkapuri, Habibganj Naka, Habibganj, M.P Nagar Zone-1, DB City Mall, Kendriya Vidyalaya and Subhash Nagar) for Bhopal Metro Rail Project
MPMRCL’s tendering committee on November 1 recommended URC to be considered for award of contract / LOA:
This contract will be specifically funded by the European Investment Bank (EIB) with whom the Government of India signed a EUR 400 million (approx. Rs. 3400 crore) loan in December 2019.
The project’s first civil package, which covers AIIMS – Subhash Nagar’s elevated viaduct, is under construction by Dilip Buildcon since February 2019 and funded through equity contribution by the central & state governments.