KPIL Wins Delhi Metro Phase 4’s Electrification Contract DE-08

January 25, 2024 Update: DMRC has issued LOA and awarded a Rs. 279,26,71,779.84 contract to Kalpataru Projects International Ltd. (KPIL).

December 21, 2023 Original Post: Kalpataru Projects International Ltd. (KPIL, formerly KPTL) on Tuesday was declared as the lowest bidder for the 25 kV AC OHE traction contract of the Delhi Metro’s Phase 4 project‘s Magenta Line (Line-8 extension) and Silver Line (Line-10).

The scope of this package DE-08 includes commissioning 25 kV AC traction (Rigid OHE), 33KV Auxiliary Sub Stations (ASS), associated cabling and SCADA systems within the Magenta Line’s 7.46 km underground Package DC-05 (Derawal Nagar – RK Ashram) which is under construction by Afcons Infrastructure.

The scope also includes the entire 23.6 km Silver Line which will connect Aerocity – Tughlakabad via 16 stations. This includes 3 underground packages (DC-07DC-08 & DC-09) where rigid OHE (ROCS) will be installed and 1 elevated package DC-04 where flexible OHE (FOCS) will be installed.

Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) had invited bids for this contract in April 2023 with a 3 year deadline and Rs. 359.78 crore estimate. Technical bids were opened in July to reveal 6 bidders.

Financial Bid Values

FirmBid (Rs. Crore)
Kalpataru Projects279.26
Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd.285.88
Larsen & Toubro297.00
IRCON International320.43
KEC International330.24

Brief Scope: Design, Detail Engineering, Manufacture, Supply, Installation, Testing and Commissioning of 25KV AC Traction (RIGID OHE), 33KV Auxiliary Sub Stations (ASS),Associated Cabling and SCADA Systems for Underground Corridors of Line-8 Ext. & Underground and Elevated corridor of Line-10 of Delhi Mass Rapid Transport System Project Phase-4

Silver Line’s route connecting Aerocity – Saket – Tughlakabad – view Delhi Metro Phase 4 route map and information

Kalpataru’s bid of Rs. 279.26 crore was well below DMRC’s estimate of Rs. Rs. 359.78 crore, so a contract should be awarded in the coming weeks.

This package is just one of the many electrification-related packages in Phase 4 – see a list of all packages and their contractors / status over here.

Back in April 2022, Siemens was awarded a similar contract for the electrification work on the Magenta Line’s 2.03 km underground Package DC-06 between Janakpuri West and Krishna Park Extension. That section is in an advanced stage of completion with track-work starting in September.

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