March 2023 Update: GMRC has issued LOA to VNC – KEC – Emrail JV for Ahmedabad Metro Phase 2’s track work. A contract agreement has been signed.
July 2022 Original Post: Per an industry source, VNC – KEC – Emrail JV in June was declared as the lowest bidder to supply and install standard gauge rails for the Ahmedabad Metro Phase 2 project.
This new 28.254 km phase will see Ahmedabad’s north-south Red Line getting extended by 22.838 km from Motera Stadium to Mahatma Mandir via 20 new stations with a 5.416 km spur from GNLU to GIFT City which includes 2 new stations.
Gujarat Metro Rail Corporation (GMRC) had invited tenders for this systems contract in January 2022 financed by Agence Française de Développement (AFD) with an unknown estimate.
I don’t have bid values for all qualified bidders at this time, but hear Larsen & Toubro (L&T) was the 2nd lowest bidder. If someone has bid values, then leave a comment below or shoot me a message via the Contact page. I’d like to add it in here for record keeping.
Scope: Design, Supply, Installation, Testing and Commissioning of Ballastless track from Motera to Mahatma Mandir and GNLU to GIFT City in elevated section including connecting lines to Depot along with ballasted/ ballastless / embedded standard gauge track, Ahmedabad Metro Rail Project, Phase II
Currently 2 out of 3 civil packages of the Phase 2 project are under construction with both contractors commencing U-girder launching activity in Q4 2021:
|C1: Motera to GNLU (8.124 km) and GNLU to GIFT City (5.420 km) with 10 stations||Afcons Infrastructure|
|C2: GNLU to Gandhinagar Sector-1 (6.478 km) with 5 stations||Ranjit Buildcon|
|C3: Sector-1 to Mahatma Mandir (7.553 km) with 7 stations||10 Bids Received in May 2022|
A list of all Phase 2 packages (consultant, civil, system) and their contractors can be viewed here.
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