22 Bidders for Bhubaneswar Metro Phulapokhari Depot’s Contract BBC-02

Twenty two firms have submitted bids for the civil construction work of Bhubaneswar Metro Phase 1 project’s Phulapokhari Depot & Workshop after the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) opened technical bids in April.

Bhubaneswar Metro’s train stabling & maintenance facility will be built under Package BBC-02 on a 16 hectare parcel in Phulapokhari. It will house an undisclosed number of 3 coach trains (rolling stock) for servicing Bhubaneswar Metro’s 26 km Line-1 which will connect Trisulia Square – Biju Patnaik Airport via 20 elevated stations.

The contract’s brief scope includes design and construction of pre-engineered buildings (PEB) for workshop, stabling & inspection sheds. The work also includes construction of substructure i.e. foundations, pits, grade slab, RCC columns, beams etc. for PEB buildings and construction of RCC buildings for administrative offices.

DMRC had invited bids for Phulapokhari Depot’s construction in January 2024 with a very relaxed 36 month (3 year) deadline and Rs. 104.74 crore estimate.


  • Ahluwalia Contracts India Ltd..
  • Amara Raja Infra Pvt. Ltd.
  • Bridge and Roof Co India Ltd.
  • Dineshchandra R.Agrawal Infracon Pvt. Ltd.
  • Diversified Energy Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
  • Himcon Engineers India Pvt. Ltd.
  • ISGEC Heavy Engineering Ltd.
  • Lisha Engineers Pvt. Ltd.
  • Metcon India Realty and Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd.
  • MIA Construction Pvt. Ltd.
  • Pragati Construction Consultants
  • PREMCO Rail Engineers Ltd.
  • Quality Buildcon Pvt. Ltd.
  • Ranjit Buildcon Ltd.
  • Shree Balaji Engicons Ltd.
  • S K Construction
  • SPD Constructions Ltd Ltd.
  • UDRA Construction Pvt. Ltd.
  • URC Construction (P) Ltd.
  • Varindera Constructions Ltd.
  • Vishal Builders
  • YFC Projects Pvt. Ltd.

DMRC’s Brief Scope: Civil Works for Construction of Bhubaneswar Metro Depot Cum Workshop, OCC Buildings including Plumbing, Drainage, External Development Works etc. and Road Works of Bhubaneswar MRTS Phase-I Project.

Location of Phulapokhari Depot (BBC-02) and stations on Package BBC-05: KIIT Square to Trisulia Square– view Bhubaneswar Metro Map and Information
Grainy image of the depot’s layout included in DMRC’s tender documents

This is by far the largest participation I’ve seen for a metro project’s contract India – regardless of being civil or system works related.

The bids have since early April been undergoing evaluation which can take a couple months to complete. When completed, the financial bids of the technically qualified bidders will be opened to reveal who’s the lowest bidder and most likely contractor.

The construction of a simple precast boundary wall is currently underway around the depot’s site via Package BBC-01, while bidding is underway for the main-line’s construction via packages BBC-03, BBC-04 & BBC-05. Technical bids are currently scheduled to open on June 6 (BBC-04 & BCC-05) and June 10 (BCC-03).

A list of all Bhubaneswar Metro civil & system tenders and their status / contractors can be viewed here.

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4 Responses to "22 Bidders for Bhubaneswar Metro Phulapokhari Depot’s Contract BBC-02"

  1. Sudarshan says:

    Why are big infra players not bidding?

    • TMRG says:

      Juice is not worth the squeeze. Basically there’s very little money to be made.

    • niket says:

      low ticket cost to be frank.
      104 crore is sometimes the overall profit they make on mega projects; here it is the total contract value.
      Not worth mobilizing their assets 🙂

  2. Sansiddha Pani says:

    The number of bidders is quite surprising. Am sure most of the bidders themselves are also surprised!! Any thoughts as to why this might be the case??

    Just as a comparison, Patna Metro depot contract was larger at an expect 175crore, but there were only 7 bidders.

    Interesting to see a few local construction companies who have also bid like SPD Constructions


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