Ranjit Buildcon Ltd. (RBL) on Saturday emerged as the lowest bidder to construct the 4.15 km Sarthana – North Ramp section of Surat Metro’s 22.77 km Line-1 connecting Sarthana – Dream City.
Package CS-4 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.
Financial Bid Values
|Firm||Bid (Rs. Crore)|
|Ranjit Buildcon Ltd. (RBL)||384.47|
|Kalthia Engineering & Construction||404.81|
|Evrascon – Varindera Construction JV||416.41|
|Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd (RVNL)||412.47|
|MCL – YFC JV||439.40|
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
RBL’s bid of Rs. 384.47 crore was significantly higher (34.43%) than GMRC’s estimate, so I see this heading to the negotiating table. If a significant price reduction is not made – typically by reduction in scope – then it’ll be retendered which will likely be the case.
With this development and Package CS6’s opening (where DBL is L1), financial bids for all civil packages of the main-line have now been opened. A list of all Surat Metro Phase 1 packages and their status/contractors can be viewed here.
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