7 firms in October submitted bids for the architectural finishing and pre-engineered building (PEB) roof contract PC-01A at 5 stations of Patna Metro Phase 1’s Priority Corridor connecting Malahi Pakri – New ISBT.
These 5 elevated stations of 14.05 km Line-2 (Patna Junction Railway Station – New ISBT) are located at Malahi Pakri, Khemni Chak (interchange station with Line-1), Bhoothnath, Zero Mile and New ISBT.
Their civil construction contract (6.107 km Package PC-01) was awarded to NCC Ltd. in September 2020 with a tight 30 month deadline, and the first of 310 U-girders for the viaduct connecting them was launched in January 2023.
Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) had invited bids for this contract in August 2023 with Rs. 74.95 crore estimate and 2 year deadline.
- B.Rai Construction Company
- Godrej and Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd.
- Himcon Engineers India Pvt. Ltd.
- Metcon India Realty and Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd.
- Premco Rail Engineers Ltd.
- Quality Buildcon Pvt. Ltd.
- Sam India Builtwell Pvt Ltd.
DMRC’s Brief Scope: Architectural Finishing Works Including DFSE and Roof sheeting of Pre-Engineered Building (PEB) Structures and DC of External facade, WS, SI, Drainage, Site development works at Five (05) Elevated stations of Patna MRTS Phase-I Project.
All bids are currently undergoing technical evaluation which can take a couple months to complete. When that is done, the financial bids of the technically qualified bidders will be opened to reveal who’s the lowest bidder and most likely contractor.
Here’s a recent video uploaded on YouTube by SamStroller which shows the current status of the Priority Corridor’s construction:
As shared in the past, Patna Metro is running terrible behind schedule. A tender notice is still pending for the rolling stock (train) contact, so we’re easily 2 years away at this time from seeing trial runs starting.
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