3 Bidders for Mumbai Metro Line-12’s Construction Contract CA-240

Three firms have submitted bids for the civil construction work of Mumbai Metro’s Line-12 (Orange Line) which will connect Kalyan – Dombivali – Amandoot (Taloja) after Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) opened technical bids today.

Mumbai Metro’s Line-12 with 19 elevated stations will be built as a 22.17 km long southern elevated extension of the partially under construction 23.53 km Line-5 (Thane – Bhiwandi – Kalyan) at an estimated cost of Rs 4,132 crore.

MMRDA had originally invited bids for its construction in February 2023 through 2 civil packages (CA-185 and CA-186) with 17 stations. They received 19 bids in May from 11 bidders, and cancelled the tendering process in June due to a significant change in scope.

They re-invited bids via Package CA-240 in December 2023 with a Rs. 1877.88 crore estimate and 30 month deadline. The contract’s scope now includes 2 additional stations named Kalyan and APMC Kalyan which were earlier planned to be built as part of Line-5.


  • Gawar Constructions Ltd. (GCL)
  • J Kumar Infraprojects Ltd. (JKIL)
  • Welspun Enterprises Ltd. (WEL)

Brief Scope: Part design and construction of elevated viaduct (chainage -860.224 m to +21316.022 m) and 19 elevated stations viz. Kalyan, APMC Kalyan, Ganesh Nagar, Pisavali Gaon, Golavli, Dombivli MIDC, Sagaon, Sonarpada, Manpada, Hedutane, Kolegaon, Nilje Gaon, Vadavli (khu), Bale, Waklan, Turbhe, Pisarve Depot, Pisarve, Amandoot, including connecting line to depot from main line reference chainage 12+543 from Vadavli (khu) to depot (chainage 0+000 to 1+393) of line 12 [Kalyan-Taloja] [excluding architectural finishing & pre-engineered steel roof structure of stations] of Mumbai Metro Rail Project of MMRDA

Indicative alignment of Mumbai Metro’s Line-12 (Kalyan – Dombivli MIDC – Nilje Gaon – Waklan – Taloja) – view Mumbai Metro Orange Line information

The bids have now been sent for 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.

If and when construction begins, Mumbai’s package CA-240 at 22.17 km will become the longest EPC package in India’s metro construction history. The current longest is Bangalore Metro Phase 2B’s 15 km Package 3 which is under construction by NCC.

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21 Responses to "3 Bidders for Mumbai Metro Line-12’s Construction Contract CA-240"

  1. Some random Mumbaikar says:

    I’m sure it’ll take 5 years or less (approx) from now considering the construction time of previous metro routes and also the fact that it’ll be the longest metro route in India.

    • Thanos says:

      True that, this guys are just keeping floating tender and cancel it after the bid. I can bet on the current 3 bidders will be also backing out at some point and the things will get delayed for this Line12. Not sooner by 2030 we will be seeing the line operated.
      MMRDA has to think deeoly for this and expedite the work. People from Kalyan dombivli are dependent only on local train which is day by day getting crowded, even AC train. No Bus service connecting SoBo. Navi Mumbai gets connected but no proper roads, full of traffic which takes kalyan to Ghansoli 2hrs.

  2. Manoj Jiandani says:

    19 bidders to just 3 now…hmm

  3. Dd says:

    From nijle gaon to tajola, line is following currently central railway line . Total 6 tracks,, 2 metro, 2 passenger, 2 dfc, and no property or people there but after metro construction started, everything will change there will be many apartments in just 2 years. What do you think metro rail guy?

    • TMRG says:

      Sounds about right. I’d like to think of this as Mumbai’s Dwarka moment. Delhi’s metro expanded to Dwarka when there was literally nothing out there.

  4. Saswat says:

    Is the cost factor why major players like L&T , Tata , Afcons didn’t bid for it ?

    • Ishu says:

      Cause every new construction project gets f up when it comes to mumbai cause of fake environmentalists,villagers demanding higher compensation, RTI scammers,etc..and I afcons and L&T companies are already working in mumbai fo HSR line….but actual reason maybe curruption or something that our normal citizen mind cannot comprrhend

    • TMRG says:

      Most likely the juice isn’t worth the squeeze. In other words, there isn’t much money to be made given the costs, schedule and approvals in place.

    • Jayesh Iyer says:

      Gawar Construction last AGM was 2017 it’s paid capital 1.5 Crores no past track record on the Net … Hope it’s not farce company going forward the Tender gets cancelled & new contract with cost escalations gets sanctioned 😄

  5. Sunil says:

    Hope the construction starts soon and the line is ready soon. More than the Mumbai city areas, it’s the run-down areas of MMR, with poor connectivity needs metro lines to make the outlying areas comfortable to live….

  6. E V Ramachandran says:

    Where is the Ganesh Nagar on this route map? Thakurli West or East?

  7. Aryan says:

    Any idea till where Both the TBM‘s of Line 7A have reached? Any update on breakthrough? Looking at the performance of TBMs in Line 3 i don’t have much hope from them.

  8. Ajit says:

    We need connecting this line connecting from Kalyan to ghatkopar via shilphata….any plans ?

  9. Ambarnathkar says:

    I can see in the map image, line is passing through ambernath as well, where exactly is the station gonna be?

  10. Sudarshan says:

    What is the status Mogharpada Depot for Mumbai Metro Line 4 ? Will construction start soon ?
    And what is the status of Kanjurmarg Depot for Line 6 ?

  11. Sudarshan says:

    Is MMRDA serious about Line 12 Mumbai Metro ?

  12. Latish sadhwani says:

    If and when ? This is what the question is so what’s great in news


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