YFC Wins Delhi Airport T2 to IGI Metro Station’s Subway Work

December 13: 2023: DMRC has awarded YFC Projects’ with a Rs. 25,22,94,789.51 contract for the subway’s construction work with a 1.7 year deadline.

November 12, 2023 Original Post: YFC Projects on Thursday was declared as the lowest bidder to construct a 70m long subway connecting Indira Gandhi International Airport’s Terminal 2 with IGI Airport Metro Station of the 24.58 km Airport Express Line.

This new subway will be 10m wide, have a height of 4.2m, and be constructed using the box pushing method. Passengers currently have to walk roughly 500m to get to the station, so this will result in significant time savings and also provide an underground connection between Terminal 2 and Terminal 3.

The subway’s construction is being performed through a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) and Delhi International Airport Ltd (DIAL) in May 2023.

Shortly after, DMRC in August invited bids for this low-value contract with a Rs. 26.60 crore estimate and 1.7 year deadline. Technical bids were opened in September to reveal 2 bidders – SAS Infratech and YFC Projects. During evaluation, SAS was disqualified for not meeting the tender’s conditions.

YFC’s Financial Bid: Rs. 25.22 crore

DMRC’s Brief Scope: Design and construction of a pedestrian subway between existing lGl Airport Metro station of Airport Express Line at Terminal-3 to Terminal T-2, Delhi Airport by Box Pushing Method including construction of pushing and receiving shaft, Entry/Exit, connection of subway box with existing metro station, architectural finishing works etc.

Location of IGI Airport Metro Station, Terminals 2 & 3 – view Delhi Metro Route Map and Information

YFC’s bid of Rs. 25.22 crore was well below DMRC’s estimate of Rs. 26.60 crore, so a contract should be awarded in the coming weeks without a long financial evaluation period.

Per DMRC & DIAL’s MoU, DIAL will be responsible for the cost of construction and utility shifting works, while DMRC will be responsible for the operations and maintenance including electrical and mechanical fittings, telecom, lifts and escalators, CCTV surveillance, security system and PA systems.

While we’re on topic of subways, technical bid evaluation is currently underway for India’s first pedestrian subway to be built by a tunnel boring machine (TBM) in Patna, Bihar. That contract received 3 bids in October – see details.

Coming back to Delhi, this subway sadly adds another nail to solidify Terminal 2’s existence which should have made way for a brand new Terminal 4 if DIAL had followed the original airport masterplan. It can easily be repurposed in the future, so I can still keep my hopes alive.

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6 Responses to "YFC Wins Delhi Airport T2 to IGI Metro Station’s Subway Work"

  1. YM says:

    DIAL is fooling around on the matter of airport expansion. First, old T1 was immortalised by using the veil of ‘upgradation’ and now they will try to save money on T4 (by not making it) – DIAL is shamelessly miser. No point expecting a futuristic greenfield T4 because the current capacity of T1+T3 is 80M per year and air-side peak capacity is 109M. They will now fool people by stuffing around 90M-100M in T1+T3 with residual traffic accommodated in ancient T2 (that will be marketed as newly upgraded). Money will be saved by shamelessly cutting corners and Indian capital will have a sub-par airport:

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  2. Ravinder Kumar Anand says:

    YFC is most defaulter company in construction filed this company payable in market of shuttring supplier more then 8 cr and still win the bid 1.5cr less then estimate it mean another they increase to shuttring parable by 1.5 cr and enjoy bid

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  3. Ravinder Kumar Anand says:

    YFC is most defaulter company in construction filed this company payable in market of shuttring supplier more then 8 cr and still win the bid 1.5cr less then estimate it mean another they increase to shuttring supplier fool and parable by 1.5 cr and enjoy bid

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  4. Aditya says:

    Wow.. I am surprised. I heard about this a month ago that this subway is proposed and now the contract is also awarded.

    Plus I also want the Terminal 4 to be made in future. And I think its still in the plans of DIAL. The next and perhaps the last expansion project at Delhi Airport would be T4 and Sky train.

    I also read in a TOI article last month that while Indigo is eyeing the new upgraded T1 to move all their operations there (an international wing is also propoaed at T1 in future), the TATAs are eyeing the future planned T4 (in place of T2) to move all their operations of AI and AIX. So if Air India grows in future, which it definately will, we might see T4 becoming a reality.

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  5. Vansh says:

    I still feel it was a historic mistake to not connect T1 to the Airport Express (Orange) Line. If it were done we wouldn’t need a separate metro connection (Sky Rail or whatever they’re calling it) between T1 and T3/T2 and it would also create an interchange between Magenta Line and Airport Express Line.

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