KTG Group Co. Ltd. was last week awarded a Rs. 236.25 crore contract (Package DS-08) by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to install Platform Screen Doors across 3 lines of Delhi Metro’s Phase 4 project.
Delhi’s 65.1 km Phase 4 is well under construction and includes 1 new line (23.62 km Silver Line: Aerocity-Tughlakabad) and the extension of the Magenta Line (28.92 km Janakpuri West – R.K.Ashram) and Pink Line (12.58 km Mukundpur – Maujpur).
Half height PSDs will be installed at 27 elevated stations across all 3 lines, while full height PSDs will be installed at 18 underground stations across the silver and magenta lines – see list of stations.
Final Contract Value: INR 74,24,79,000 + USD 1,96,32,000
DMRC had invited tenders for this contract (Package DS-08) in September 2022 with a 1095 day (3 year) deadline. Technical bids were opened in December 2022 to reveal 4 bidders. During evaluation, Fangda Innotech Co. Ltd. and ST Engineering Electronics Ltd were found non compliant to the tender conditions.
Financial bids of the rest 2 firms (KTK Group Co. and Nanjing Kangnin Mechanical & Electrical Co.) were opened in July 2023 to reveal KTK as the lowest bidder, just narrowly beating Nanjing Kangni.
Financial Bid Values
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Scope: Design, Manufacture, SITC of Half height platform gate and Full height platform screen door for Aerocity to Tughlakabad, Mukundpur to Maujpur and Janakpuri west to R.K. Ashram Marg corridor of Phase-IV of Delhi MRTS.
Besides preventing suicides and accidents due to passenger movement, these PSDs will greatly help DMRC to reduce maintenance costs in the underground stations by improving the quality of the environment, resulting in lower air-conditioning and ventilation costs.
A list of all Delhi Metro Phase 4 packages, their contractors and status can be viewed here.
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