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JMC Awarded Kanpur Metro’s 2nd Elevated Contract KNPCC-07


JMC Projects on Thursday was awarded Kanpur Metro Phase 1’s Rs. 514.61 crore contract for Package KNPCC07 connecting Transport Nagar Ramp – Naubasta Station.

This 5.427 km section on the eastern-end of the 23.785 km Line-1 (IIT Kanpur – Naubasta) is the 2nd elevated segment of the line. It consists of 5 stations at Baradevi, Kidwai Nagar, Vasant Vihar, Baudh Nagar and Naubasta.

Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation (UPMRC) had invited tenders for its construction contract in August 2021 with an estimate of Rs. 526 crore and completion deadline of 30 months.

Technical bids were opened in December 2021 to reveal 11 bidders and JMC Projects emerged as the lowest bidder in early May – see all financial bid values.

This contract is being funded by the European Investment Bank (EIB) through a €650 million (approx. Rs. 5600 crore) loan approved in July 2020.

Brief Scope: Construction of elevated viaduct and 5 Nos. elevated station (viz. Baradevi Station, Kidwai Nagar Station, Vasant Vihar Station, Baudh Nagar Station & Naubasta Station) including Architectural Finishing, E&M work and special span from end of ramp (after Transport Nagar Station) to Naubasta Station on Corridor-1 of Kanpur MRTS Project at Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India. Scope of work is between Chainage 17420 m to 22847 m (including 5 stations) on Corridor-1, of Kanpur Metro at Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Alignment of Line-1’s Transport Nagar Ramp – Naubasta section with the indicative location of stations enroute – view Kanpur Metro Route Map & Information

This is the 4th and final section of Line-1 to be tendered out and I expect construction work to start in August. A list of all Phase 1 packages and their contractors can be viewed here.

UPMRC in May awarded SYSTRA with the 8.6 km Line-2’s Detailed Design Consultant contract, so I reckon it’ll be at least another 9 months before a civil tender notice for its construction work is posted.

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