Paras Railtech on Wednesday was declared as the lowest bidder 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 an unconfirmed estimate of Rs. 108.41 crore and 1.5 year installation deadline.
Financial Bid Values
|Paras Railtech Pvt. Ltd.||17.53|
|Apurvakriti Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd.||17.73|
|Texmaco Rail and Engineering Ltd.||17.82|
|Rahee Infratech Ltd.||19.19|
|ITD Cementation India Ltd.||21.04|
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.
MMRDA’s estimate remains unconfirmed (figure above is likely not correct), so I can’t really provide an assessment on the possibility of a contract getting awarded to Paras.
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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