Ceigall Awarded Kanpur Metro Line 2’s Contract KNPCC-12

Ceigall India Ltd. (CIL) was today awarded a Rs. 427.11 crore contract for the civil construction work of Package KNPCC-12 on Kanpur Metro’s 8.38 km Line-2 (Agriculture University – Barra-8) by Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation (UPMRC).

4.3 km long Package KNPCC-12 of the 32.38 km Kanpur Metro Phase 1 project consists of 2 disjointed elevated sections on either side of underground Package KNPCC-11 which was awarded for construction to KPIL – Gulermak JV in December 2023.

At 3.745 km, the southern section’s viaduct will connect Double Pullia Ramp and Barra-8 with 4 elevated stations at Vijay Nagar Chauraha, Shastri Chowk, Barra-7 Station and Barra-8. On the northern-end of the line, past Rawatpur Interchange Station, a small 557.8m viaduct will be built with 1 elevated station at Agriculture University next to Line-2’s Agriculture University Depot.

Copy of LOA

UPMRC had invited bids for KNPCC-12’s work in November 2023 with a Rs. 484 crore estimate and 30 month deadline. Technical bids were opened in January to reveal 5 bidders.

Financial bids were opened this past Wednesday to reveal Ceigall as the lowest bidder. The figures below show bid values inclusive of Goods and Services Tax (GST).

Financial Bid Values (Recap)

FirmBid (Rs. Crore)
Ceigall India Ltd. (CIL)504.00
HG Infra Engineering Ltd. (HGIEL)527.11
Kalpataru Projects International Ltd. (KPIL)560.00
Dineshchandra R Agrawal Infracon Pvt. Ltd. (DRAIPL)585.00
Ranjit Buildcon Ltd. (RBL)597.00

UPMRC’s Brief Scope: Design and Construction of elevated viaduct and 5 Nos. elevated stations (viz. Agriculture University Station, Vijay Nagar Chauraha Station, Shastri Chowk Station, Barra-7 Station & Barra-8 Station) including Architectural Finishing, E&M work and special spans from end of ramp after Double Pullia Station to Barra-8 Station i.e., from chainage 3783.000m to 7528.566m and end of ramp in Depot to Agriculture University Station i.e. from Chainage (-)297.460m to (-)855.339 on Corridor-2 of Kanpur MRTS Project at Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India

Southern section of Package KNPCC-12 – view Kanpur Metro route map & information

This package was designed by SYSTRA MVA Consulting (India), the Detailed Design Consultants (DDC) of Line-2.

This is the first contract for Ceigall in the metro construction space, so this will open up several job positions. They’re experience primarily lies in the highway / expressway space – see examples on my site here.

With this development, I expect Ceigall to begin basic ground towards the end of Q2 2024 (April – June) and full fledged construction work in Q3 2024 (July – September).

Both contracts for 8.38 km Line-2’s civil construction have now been awarded. The underground section (KNPCC-11) connecting Agriculture Depot – Double Pullia Ramp via twin tunnels and 3 stations was awarded to KPIL – Gulermak JV in December 2023.

See a list of all Phase 1 packages (civil & systems) and their status over here.

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4 Responses to "Ceigall Awarded Kanpur Metro Line 2’s Contract KNPCC-12"

  1. HUSAIN says:

    There is no mismatch. The values in financial opening were inclusive of GST and amount stated in LOA is exclusive of GST.

  2. Kartik Singh says:

    Hi, do you know the expected date for the opening of stretch till kanpur Central?

    • TMRG says:

      Hi, I don’t know UPMRC’s game plan. Tunneling is underway between Central & Nayaganj. If they club this section’s opening with Chunniganj – Nayaganj, then mid-2025. If not, then 2026-end. Let’s see what happens.


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