Rahee Infratech was today declared as the lowest bidder to supply and install ballastless tracks on Mumbai Metro’s 11.38 km Line-9 which will connect Dahisar East and Mira Bhayandar through 8 elevated stations.
Standard gauge tracks from this contract (Package CA-167) will be installed at the northern leg of the city’s new 31.05 km Red Line which will eventually connect Mira Bhayandar – Dahisar East – Andheri East – CSIA Terminal 2 through 23 stations.
This elevated section is under construction by J Kumar Infraprojects via civil Package CA-48 since March 2020. The first U-girder to form Line-9’s viaduct, which includes several double-decker sections, was launched in April 2021.
Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) had invited bids for the line’s track-work contract in April 2023 with a 1.5 year installation deadline.
Technical bids were opened in May to reveal 5 bidders. During evaluation, Apurvakriti Infrastructure’s bid was found non-compliant to the tender conditions and got disqualified. I believe they must have incorrectly submitted documents/evidence, since they technically-qualified and went on to win Line 4 & 4A’s track contract CA-161 in April.
Financial Bid Values (includes GST)
|Firm||Bid (Rs. crore)|
|Rahee Infratech Ltd.||91.86|
|Paras Railtech Pvt. Ltd.||92.65|
|Texmaco Rail and Engineering Ltd.||99.56|
|ITD Cementation India Ltd.||114.38|
Brief Scope: Design construction manufacturing supply installation testing and commissioning of ballastless trackwork in mainline from Dahisar East Station to Bhayandar including third track side track and dead end at Dahisar
MMRDA’s estimate for this package was officially listed at Rs. 88.28 crore + GST and I hear Rahee’s bid without GST was Rs. 77.85 crore, so we should see a contract getting awarded in the coming weeks without a long financial bid evaluation period.
When awarded, this will be Rahee’s second major win for the year after Surat Metro Line-2’s track-work contract.
MMRDA last month received possession of 59.63 hectares of land for the land’s train maintenance depot in Dongri (just west of Uttan), per the Hindustan Times. If this is accurate, then unless they extend the main-line itself, the depot-line will be anywhere from 3-5 kms long – making it one of the longest metro depot-lines in the country.
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