September 26, 2023 Update: MMRDA has awarded LOA contract to Apurvakriti Infrastructure (AIPL) for Line 4 & 4A’s track work.
June 10, 2023 Original Post: Apologies, this contract’s financial bid opening totally escaped my radar!
Apurvakriti Infrastructure back in April-end was declared as the lowest bidder to supply and install ballastless tracks for Mumbai Metro’s 32.32 km Line-4 and 2.88 km Line-4A (Green Line) connecting Wadala – Kasarvadavali – Gaimukh through 34 elevated stations.
Tracks from this contract (Package CA-161) will be installed at Line 4 & 4A’s 15.77 km northern section between Mulund Fire Station and Gaimukh. A tender notice for Line-4’s southern section (Wadala – Mulund Fire Station) is still pending.
Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) had invited bids for this contract in January 2023 with an unknown estimate and 2 year installation deadline. Technical bids were opened in March to reveal 5 bidders.
Financial Bid Values
|Apurvakriti Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd.||21.88|
|Texmaco Rail and Engineering Ltd.||22.39|
|Rahee Infratech Ltd.||25.53|
|ITD Cementation India Ltd.||26.01|
Brief Scope: Design, Construction, Manufacturing, Supply, Installation, Testing and Commissioning of Ballastless Trackwork in Mainline from Mulund Fire Station Ch. 18929.611 M to Gaimukh Ch. 34702.272 M including Siding Tracks of Gaimukh Station
MMRDA’s estimate remains unknown, so I can’t really provide an assessment on the possibility of a contract getting awarded to Apurvakriti.
Back in February, Jindal Steel & Power Ltd. (JSPL) was declared as the lowest bidder to supply 9800 MT of head-hardened rails. A re-tender notice is still pending for Line-4’s 234 coach rolling stock contract, which was terminated by Alstom Transport in early 2022, so operations on the Green Line at this time are easily a good 3 years away from starting.
A list of Mumbai Metro Green Line’s packages (civil & systems) and their status can be viewed here.
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