8 civil construction firms have submitted bids to Gujarat Metro Rail Corporation (GMRC) for the 40.35 km Surat Metro Phase 1 project’s 4.15 km Sarthana – North Ramp section.
Package CS4 is the 4th and final section of Surat’s 22.77 km Line-1 which will connect Sarthana – Dream City via 20 stations. It’ll comprise of 4 elevated stations at Sarthana, Nature Park, Varaccha Chopati Garden and Shri Swaminarayan Mandir Kalakunj in the north-east part of the city.
GMRC invited tenders for it in February with a Rs. 286 crore estimate and unknown deadline. Technical bids were opened on Monday.
- Ashoka Buildcon Ltd. (ABL)
- Dineshchandra R Agarwal (DRA) Infracon
- Evrascon – Varindera Construction JV
- Kalthia Engineering & Construction
- KEC International
- MCL – YFC JV
- Ranjit Buildcon Ltd. (RBL)
- Rail Vikas Nigal Ltd. (RVNL)
Tender Notification: GMRC/CONS/VDCT+STNS/PKG-CS4/PH-1/2022
Scope: Construction of 4.15 km (ch. -450 to ch. 3700) elevated viaduct dead end of Sarthana station to end of UG ramp including 4 stations (Excl. E&M, Architectural finishing and Roofing) for Surat Metro Rail Project Phase – 1, Corridor-1
This civil package will be funded by KfW with whom the government of India signed a Euro 442.26 million loan in December 2021.
The 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.
The rest of Surat Metro’s Line-1 is under construction by Patel Infrastructure (subcontractor of elevated CS1), Gulermak – Sam India Builtwell JV (underground CS2) and J Kumar Infraprojects (underground CS3).
Bids for the 19.26 km Line-2’s construction (packages CS5 and CS6) are scheduled to open this week, so stay tuned for a list of bidders! A list of all Phase 1 packages and their contractors can be viewed here.
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