Afcons-SAM JV Awarded Kanpur & Agra Metros’ Tunneling Contracts

Afcons Infrastructure – SAM India JV on Monday was awarded 2 underground construction contracts for Kanpur Metro Phase 1 & Agra Metro Phase 1 projects by Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation (UPMRC).

The consortium had emerged as the lowest bidder in mid-February for both cities’ underground work (KNPCC-06 & AGCC-02) which is being financed by the European Investment Bank (EIB) through ODA loans.

Kanpur Metro: KNPCC-06

This 2nd underground package of the 23.785 km Line-1 (IIT – Naubasta) will connect Nayaganj Station and Transport Nagar Ramp via 3 underground stations at Kanpur Central, Jhakarkatti and Transport Nagar.

I estimate it to be approximately 4.65 km long for which a minimum of two tunnel boring machines (TBMs) will be deployed by Afcons – SAM. Financial bid values of the 6 technically qualified bidders can be viewed here.

  • Completion Deadline: 36 months
  • UPMRC’s Estimate: Rs. 1250 crore
  • Final Contract Value: Rs. 1087.67 crore (INR 1062,02,00,000 + EURO 29,00,000)

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

Agra Metro: AGCC-02

This 7.93 km package of the 14.25 km Line-1 will connect RBS College Ramp and Taj Mahal Ramp. Twin tunnels will connect 7 stations at Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Jama Masjid, SN Medical College, Agra College, Raja ki Mandi and RBS College.

Afcons – SAM will be required to deploy four TBMs. Financial bid values of the 7 technically qualified bidders can be viewed here.

  • Completion Deadline: 48 months
  • UPMRC’s Estimate: Rs. 2200 crore
  • Final Contract Value: Rs. 1819.79 crore (INR 1773,27,00,000 + EURO 52,54,554)

Brief Scope: Design and Construction of Tunnel from start of underground ramp (near Fatehabad Road Metro station) to end of ramp after RBS college Metro station including seven underground metro stations (viz. Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Jama Masjid, S.N. Medical college, Agra college, Raja ki Mandi and RBS college) including Architectural finishes, E&M, TVS, ECS etc. on Corridor-1 of Agra MRTS Project at Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Route of Agra Metro’s underground section between RBS College and Taj Mahal – view Agra Metro route map and information

With this exciting development, I expect basic ground work (pre-construction) starting in May. Kanpur Metro’s Line-1 now just has 1 more package (KNPCC-07) pending award. Back in December, UPMRC received 11 bids for its construction.

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12 Responses to "Afcons-SAM JV Awarded Kanpur & Agra Metros’ Tunneling Contracts"

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      • The Indian Railway Guy says:

        Ikr, this is starting to get annoying

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