Five firms on Wednesday submitted bids to supply and install ballastless tracks on a 12.72 km section of Mumbai Metro Orange Line (Line-5) which will connect Thane – Bhiwandi – Kalyan through 17 stations.
Standard gauge tracks from this contract (Package CA-166) will be installed at Line-5’s western section, known as Line-5A, between Kapurbawdi – Dhamankar Naka and on the depot-line near Kasheli Station. This elevated section with 7 stations is under construction by Afcons Infrastructure via civil Package CA-28 since early 2020.
Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) had invited bids for the track-work contract in February 2023 with a Rs. 108.41 crore estimate and 1.5 year installation deadline.
- Apurvakriti Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd.
- ITD Cementation India Ltd.
- Paras Railtech Pvt. Ltd.
- Rahee Infratech Ltd.
- Texmaco Rail and Engineering Ltd.
Brief Scope: Design construction manufacturing supply installation testing and commissioning of ballastless track work in mainline from Kapurbawdi Station ch 301.373 m to Dhamankar Naka ch 13027.957 m including third track near kasheli station depot entry exit app.
The bids have now been sent for technical 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 track-work contractor.
MMRDA is slowly chipping away at Line-5’s system and civil contracts. Back in March, Rithwik Projects was declared as the lowest bidder for Kasheli Depot’s civil contract. From what I hear, a LOA is yet to be issued.
A list of Mumbai Metro Orange Line’s packages (civil & systems) and their status can be viewed here.
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