SAIL Awarded Patna Metro New ISBT Depot’s Track Contract PT-7R

Steel Authority of India (SAIL) on Tuesday was awarded a Rs. 11.34 crore contract for manufacturing and supplying 1200 MT of Class A grade rails for Patna Metro’s New ISBT Depot by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC).

The contract to SAIL for Package PT-7R comes with a 1 year deadline. Both this package and package PT-8R for ballasted tracks, awarded to S.C. Agarwal in November 2023, are dedicated towards track installation within New ISBT Depot.

New ISBT Depot of the 30.91 km Patna Metro Phase 1 project is currently under construction by Quality Buildcon through Package PC-02. It will be used to stable and maintain trains for both Line-1 (Danapur Cantonment – Khemni Chak) and Line-2 (Patna Junction Railway Station – New ISBT).

Copy of LOA

Package PT-7R is a retender of PT-7. That package received one bid from Jindal Steel & Power Ltd. (JSPL) in March 2021 with a value of Rs. 8.91 crore, which was substantially higher than DMRC’s estimate of Rs. 7.65 crore by 16.47%. Negotiations failed and the tender was subsequently cancelled in November 2021.

DMRC re-invited bids in August 2023 with a Rs. 9.07 crore estimate, and received two bids from SAIL and JSPL valued at Rs. 11.34 crore and 11.59 crore, respectively.

Brief Scope: Manufacturing and Supply of 1200 MT 90 UTS, UIC 60, 13 m, Class A 880 Grade Rails, IRS-T-12-2009 for New ISBT Patna Depot of Patna Metro Rail Project of PMRCL.

Architectural drawing of Patna Metro’s New ISBT Depot (view large)

A list of all Patna Metro tenders and their status can be viewed here.

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2 Responses to "SAIL Awarded Patna Metro New ISBT Depot’s Track Contract PT-7R"

  1. Manish says:

    So in all of this retendering, DMRC ends up paying 2.5 crore more! Not to mention the two years wasted in the process. Is there any accountability at all?

  2. Jishan says:

    Can you give all information about Patna Metro in pdf form bcs image given by you is not much clear. You can give me by email.


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