January 31, 2022 Update: KSM Bashir Mohammad and Sons is the lowest bidder – see details and bid values.
December 1, 2021 Original Post: 16 construction firms have bid for the construction contract of Indore Metro Line-3’s Gandhi Nagar Depot after after Madhya Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation (MPMRC) opened technical bids last week.
This depot of Indore Metro’s Phase 1 project is the 4th civil package so far, and will be used to serve trains on the 33.53 km Yellow Line which will form a ring line around Indore city connecting Palasia – Railway Station – Rajwara- Airport – Bhawarsala via 30 elevated stations.
MPMRCL invited tenders for the depot’s construction in September with a 3 year completion deadline and Rs. 283.65 crore estimate to be funded through equity contribution from the Government of India and Government of Madhya Pradesh.
Lead Bidders (some might be in JV with others):
- Altis Holding Corporation
- Amara Raja Infra Pvt Ltd
- Bansal Construction Works Private Limited
- Bridge and Roof Company India Ltd.
- Dhaya Maju Infrastructure (Asia) SDN Berhad
- Dineshchandra R Agrawal (DRA) Infracon Pvt. Ltd.
- Engineering Projects (India) Ltd.
- IRCON International Ltd.
- KSM Bashir Mohammad and Sons
- Montecarlo Ltd.
- Quality Buildcon Private Ltd.
- Shalimar Corp Ltd.
- SMS Ltd.
- Suroj Buildcon Pvt. Ltd.
- URC Construction Pvt. Ltd.
- Vijay Nirman Company Pvt Ltd
Brief Scope: Construction of Rolling Stock Depot cum Workshop at Gandhi Nagar for Indore Metro Rail Project
Design details such as the number of stabling, workshop, inspection lines wasn’t mentioned in the basic tender notice and still remains unknown at this time.
All 16 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 for its construction.
The list includes many familiar names. Altis recently won Chennai Metro Poonamalle Depot’s contract, while URC won Chennai Metro Madhavaram’s Depot’s contract. KSM Bashir Mohammad and Sons is currently wrapping up work at Kanpur Metro’s Polytechnic Depot which has been constructed in record time.
Indore’s Gandhi Nagar Depot will initially house 25 train-sets of 3 coaches (total 75 coaches) as part of a larger 156 coach rolling stock contract, combined with Bhopal Metro, for which bidding is currently underway.