J Kumar Infraprojects in April-end was declared as the lowest bidder for the pre-engineered building (PEB) roof and architectural finishing contract at 5 stations of Mumbai Metro’s 23.6 km Line-2B (Yellow Line) connecting DN Nagar – BKC – Mandale.
These 5 elevated stations are located at Diamond Nagar, Shivaji-Chowk, BSNL, Mankhurd and Mandale. Their civil construction contract (Package CA-07) was awarded to NCC Ltd. in April 2019 after several rounds of re-bidding, and the first set of U-girders was launched in January 2020.
Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) had invited bids for this contract (Package CA-158) in early January 2023 with a Rs. 100.30 crore estimate and unknown completion deadline. Technical bids were opened in February to reveal 2 bidders – J Kumar and Ahluwalia Contracts (India).
Financial Bid Values
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Scope: Design, supply, fabrication and erection of PEB structural steel works and execution of architectural finishings, plumbing works for 5 elevated stations of ML2B corridor Diamond Garden to Mandale of Mumbai Metro rail project of MMRDA
J Kumar’s bid of Rs. 99.29 crore was just below MMRDA’s estimate of Rs. 100.30 crore, so a contract should be awarded in the coming weeks without a long financial bid evaluation period.
These 5 stations will be the first to open up on Line-2B, which I believe will happen in Q2 2025.
MMRDA just like Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) splits station civil work and PEB roof-work into 2 packages. Tender notices are pending for similar contracts for 17 stations between DN Nagar and Diamond Nagar.
With all civil contracts squared away, MMRDA is now focused on the system side of things. Last month, Siemens Ltd. – RVNL JV won Line-2B’s 25kV OHE electrification system contract. A list of Mumbai Metro Yellow Line’s packages (civil & systems) and their status can be viewed here.
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