5 Bidders for Mumbai Metro Line-5A’s Track-Work Contract

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.

Kapurbawadi – Dhamankar Naka section of Line-5 – view Mumbai Metro info & map

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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4 Responses to "5 Bidders for Mumbai Metro Line-5A’s Track-Work Contract"

  1. Sunil says:

    Will the metro line 8 be ready in time for navi mumbai airport inauguration ?

  2. Rakesh kesharwani says:

    Work progress is very slowly but after is done by long time I have requested to MMRDA please start 2 phase of metro line 5 is most awaited line is bhiwandikar the all luck also depends on metro line 5 of 2 phase

  3. Hemendra Bhatia says:

    If the tracks are only to be laid till entry/exit of Depot, who will lay tracks inside the depot? Will the Depot Track be ballast less or with ballast?


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