SYSTRA Awarded Kochi Metro Phase 2’s General Consultant Contract

SYSTRA S.A. – SYSTRA MVA Consulting (India) Pvt. Ltd. JV on Monday was appointed as the General Consultant (GC) for Kochi Metro’s Phase 2 project.

SYSTRA’s scope of work includes Project Management including evaluation of design proposals submitted by detailed design consultants and contractors, while ensuring quality and safety standards are adhered in construction works.

This is a contract retender for Kochi Metro’s Phase 2 which will feature a 11.2 km new elevated corridor, named Pink Line, with 11 stations connecting JLN Stadium – Kakkanad – Infopark (Smart City).

In the prior round, SYSTRA was declared as the preferred bidder in March 2023, but the tendering process was cancelled as SYSTRA’s bid was significantly higher – by 59% – than KMRL’s original estimate.

KMRL shortly re-invited tenders in April with a Rs. 31 crore estimate and and contract duration of 1095 days (3 years). Technical bids were opened on May 29 to reveal 5 bidders while financial bids were opened on June 14.

Financial Bid Values

FirmRs. (crore)
Egis – Altinok JV34.18
Louis Berger JV42.22
RINA – CEG JVDisqualified

Brief Scope: General Consultant (GC) for Phase- II Corridor from JLN Stadium to Infopark via Kakkanad of Kochi Metro Rail Project

Pink Line’s 11 stations will come up at Jawaharlal Nehru (JLN) Stadium (new station box next to Blue Line), Palarivattom Junction, Palarivattom Bypass, Chembumukku, Vazhakkala, Padamughal (formerly Kunnumpuram), Kakkanad Junction, Cochin SEZ (Special Economic Zone), Chittethukara, KINFRA (formerly Rajagiri), and InfoPark / Smart City (connected to Kochi Water Metro).

Route of Kochi Metro Phase 2’s Pink Line – view Phase 2 info & google-based map
SYSTRA & KMRL’s officials – Photo by SYSTRA

There’s been a lot of recent pre-construction activity for Phase 2. In the last couple of months, Egis Rail was declared as the lowest bidder for the station components’ DDC contract, while SYSTRA was declared as the lowest bidder for the Electrification system’s DDC contract.

A list of Kochi Metro Phase 2’s tenders and their status/contractors can be viewed here. I’m expecting the first civil construction tender notice to be published by Q4 2023.

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