H.G. Infra Engineering Ltd. in December-end was declared as the lowest bidder to construct 3.5 km Package DC-01A (Vikaspuri Ramp – Mangolpuri) of Delhi Metro Magenta Line’s 28.92 km Janakpuri West – RK Ashram extension.
This elevated section with 4 stations was originally a part of the Delhi Metro Phase 4 project‘s 12.375 km Package DC-01 connecting Vikaspuri Ramp and Haiderpur-Badli Mor Station via 10 stations.
Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) had awarded its construction contract in November 2019 to China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation – KEC International (CCECC – KEC) JV with a deadline of 30 months.
Construction work was launched in December 2019 wherever a clear right-of-way was available, but portions of the Vikaspuri Ramp – Mangolpuri section were held up for years due to pending permission approvals to cut trees enroute.
After negotiations between CCECC – KEC and DMRC, this section was offloaded from DC-01’s scope. DMRC carved it into a separate package DC-01A and invited tenders for its construction in September with a 24 month deadline and Rs. 398.63 crore estimate. Technical bids were opened in November to reveal 3 bidders.
Financial Bid Values
|Firm||Bid (Rs. Crore)|
|H.G. Infra Engineering Ltd.||413.60|
|Sam India Builtwell Pvt. Ltd.||419.58|
|KEC International Ltd.||450.61|
Brief Scope: Part Design and Construction of Elevated Viaduct and four Elevated Stations viz. Keshopur, Paschim Vihar, Peeragarhi & Mangolpuri (Excluding Architectural Finishing works of stations, Steel FOB & PEB works of stations) from P2 (excl.) to PP88 (excl.) [Chainage 3118.108 mt. to 6080.447 mt.] and from P103 (excl.) to Mangolpuri Station (incl.) [Chainage
6462.547 mt. to 7012.051 mt.] of Janakpuri West to R.K. Ashram Corridor (Extn. of Line-8) of Phase- IV of Delhi MRTS
HG Infra’s bid was just 3.76% higher than DMRC’s estimate, so a contract should be awarded in the coming weeks without a long financial bid evaluation period. I expect site preparation to begin in March with actual construction starting in Q2.
A list of all Delhi Metro Phase 4 packages, their contractors and status can be viewed here.
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