Patna Metro New ISBT Depot: 4 Bidders for Track-Work Retender

This small value contract for Patna Metro’s Package PT-08 retender was opened in July and I didn’t get a chance to post about it. There hasn’t been any movement on it since then though.

Back in July, four firms submitted bids for the standard gauge ballasted track-work contract (PT-08R) of Patna Metro’s New ISBT Depot after Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) opened technical bids.

This track-work package of the 30.91 km Patna Metro Phase 1 project along with package PT-07R for 1200 MT 90 UTS, UIC 60, 13 m Class A 880 grade rails are dedicated towards the integrated New ISBT Depot which’ll be used to stable and maintain trains on both lines of the project.

KEC International was declared as this package’s lowest bidder in July 2021, but DMRC ended up canceling the tender in March 2022 due to vague “administrative reasons”.

DMRC went on to re-invite bids for PT-08 (now PT-08R) in June 2023 with an estimate of Rs. 19.34 crore and completion deadline of 450 days (1.2 years).


  • Apurvakriti Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd.
  • Jyoti Construction and Engineering Pvt. Ltd.
  • S.C. Agarwal
  • Texmaco Rail and Engineering Ltd.

Contract: PT-08R

Brief Scope: Supply, Installation, Testing & commissioning of standard gauge track work (Ballasted, Embedded and Column lines) at New ISBT Depot for Patna Metro Rail Project for PMRCL

Route map of Patna Metro’s Line-2 between Malahi Pakri – New ISBT with the indicative location of enroute stations – view Patna Metro info & full map
Architectural drawing of Patna Metro’s New ISBT Depot (view large)

The bids are currently undergoing technical evaluation. When completed, the financial bids of the technically qualified bidders will be opened to reveal who’s the lowest bidder and most likely contractor for this package.

New ISBT Depot’s civil construction contract was awarded to Quality Buildcon in December 2020. Satellite imagery of the depot can be viewed here on Google Maps.

A tender notice is still pending for the project’s rolling stock (train) contact so we’re easily 2 years away, at this time, from seeing train trial runs starting.

In case you missed it, YFC – MCL JV this Friday launched  16.86 km Line-1 (Danapur Cantonment – Khemni Chak)’s first U-girder this week on Package PC-04 – see details and pics.

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