7 construction firms have submitted bids to build the western-most underground section of the 23.622 km Silver Line after the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) today opened technical bids for Package DC-08.
This 6.116 km Aerocity – Kishangarh section of the Delhi Metro Phase 4 project comprises of 6.11 km twin tunnels, to be built by tunnel boring machines (TBMs), and 4 stations at Aerocity, Mahipalpur, Vasant Kunj and Kishangarh.
Its construction will be financed by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) with whom the Government of India reached an agreement and signed a Rs 8,390 crore ODA loan in March towards financing 44 civil & system packages, some of which have already been awarded.
DMRC invited tenders in April 2021 with a 42 month deadline and an unknown estimate. They’ve previously indicated this section to cost Rs. 1349.37 crore, but I’m not entirely sure if that’s still the current value.
- Afcons Infrastructure
- Gulermak Agir Sanayi Insaat ve Taahhut A.S
- ITD Cementation
- J Kumar Infraprojects (JKIL)
- Larsen & Toubro (L&T)
- Shanghai Tunnel Engineering Co. (STEC)
- Tata Projects Ltd. (TPL)
Brief Scope: Design and Construction of Twin Tunnel (Up & Down Line) by Shield TBM, Cut and Cover Tunnel box and four Underground stations namely Aerocity, Mahipalpur, Vasant Kunj and Kishangarh with Entry/Exits & Connecting subways from chainage (-) 760 mt. to 5356.285 mt. of Aerocity to Tughlakabad Corridor of Phase-IV of Delhi MRTS.
The bids have now been sent for technical bid 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.
With this exciting development, technical bid opening for 3 more high value civil tenders are pending: 2 for the Silver Line and 1 for the Magenta Line’s 28.9 km Janakpuri West-R K Ashram extension:
|Package DC-05: Derawal Nagar to RK Ashram, 7.46 km underground section with 6 stations – see details||Bidding Underway – Current Opening Date: Aug 27|
|Package DC-08: Aerocity to Kishangarh, 6.11 km underground section with 4 stations||Technical Bid Evaluation Underway (this post!)|
|Package DC-09: Kishangarh to Saket G-Block, 6.88 km underground section with 4 stations – see details||Bidding Underway – Current Opening Date: Aug 27|
|Package DC-07: Sangam Vihar to Tughlakabad, 6.477 km underground section with 3 stations – see details||Bidding Underway – Current Opening Date: Aug 18|