Paras Wins Mumbai Metro Line-5A’s Track-Work Contract CA-166


Paras Railtech on Wednesday was declared as the lowest bidder to supply and install ballastless tracks on a 12.72 km section of Mumbai Metro Orange Line (Line-5) which will connect Thane – Bhiwandi – Kalyan through 17 stations.

Standard gauge tracks from this contract (Package CA-166) will be installed at Line-5’s western section, known as Line-5A, between Kapurbawdi – Dhamankar Naka and on the depot-line near Kasheli Station. This elevated section with 7 stations is under construction by Afcons Infrastructure via civil Package CA-28 since early 2020.

Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) had invited bids for the track-work contract in February 2023 with an unconfirmed estimate of Rs. 108.41 crore and 1.5 year installation deadline.

Financial Bid Values

Firm Bid (crore)
Paras Railtech Pvt. Ltd. 17.53
Apurvakriti Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd. 17.73
Texmaco Rail and Engineering Ltd. 17.82
Rahee Infratech Ltd. 19.19
ITD Cementation India Ltd. 21.04

Brief Scope: Design construction manufacturing supply installation testing and commissioning of ballastless track work in mainline from Kapurbawdi Station ch 301.373 m to Dhamankar Naka ch 13027.957 m including third track near kasheli station depot entry exit app.

Kapurbawadi – Dhamankar Naka section of Line-5 – view Mumbai Metro info & map

MMRDA’s estimate remains unconfirmed (figure above is likely not correct), so I can’t really provide an assessment on the possibility of a contract getting awarded to Paras.

MMRDA is slowly chipping away at Line-5’s system and civil contracts. Back in March, Rithwik Projects was declared as the lowest bidder for Kasheli Depot’s civil contract. From what I hear, a LOA is yet to be issued.

A list of Mumbai Metro Orange Line’s packages (civil & systems) and their status can be viewed here.

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