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9 Bidders for Kanpur Metro Line-2’s KNPCC-11 Underground Work


9 firms (3 in a consortium) have submitted bids for the underground civil construction work of Kanpur Metro’s 8.6 km Line-2 which will connect Rawatpur and Jaurali via 8 stations.

Kanpur Metro Phase 1’s underground package KNPCC-11 will connect Agriculture Depot with Double Pullia Ramp via 3 underground stations at Rawatpur, Kakadeo and Double Pullia. I reckon this section with twin tunnels to be approximately 3.2 km long.

Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation (UPMRC) had invited bids for this contract in February 2023 with a Rs. 1025 crore estimate and 30 month deadline. Technical bids were opened today afternoon.


  • Afcons – SAM India JV
  • DRA – Soma JV
  • Hindustan Construction Company (HCC)
  • ITD Cementation
  • J Kumar Infraprojects (JKIL)
  • KPTL – Gulermak JV
  • Larsen & Toubro (L&T)
  • Shanghai Tunnel Engineering Co (STEC)
  • Tata Projects Ltd. (TPL)

Package: KNPCC-11

Brief Scope: Design and Construction of TBM Tunnel, Cut and Cover Tunnel, ramp after Double Pullia, ramps in Agriculture Depot for main line and depot connections and three underground metro stations (viz. Rawatpur, Kakadeo and Double Pullia) including Architectural finishes etc. on Corridor-2 of Kanpur MRTS Project at Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India india

This contract will be financed by the European Investment Bank (EIB) through a €650 million (approx. Rs. 5661 crore) loan approved in July 2020.

9 Bidders for Kanpur Metro Line-2’s KNPCC-11 Underground Work
Indicative route of Kanpur Metro Line-2’s underground section – view Kanpur Metro Phase 1 route map & information

The bids have now been sent for technical evaluation which should 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.

Like Phase 1’s other 2 underground sections, UPMRC will likely require KNPCC-11’s contractor to use at least 2 tunnel boring machines (TBMs) for constructing 6 tunnels.

This is the 1st of 2 civil packages of the city’s Line-2. The other package from Double Pullia Ramp to Jaurali will involve the construction of an elevated viaduct with 5 stations.

Overall, this is 32.38 km Kanpur Metro Phase 1’s 3rd underground section after Package KNPCC-05 (awarded to Gulermak-SAM JV) and KNPCC-06 (awarded to Afcons-SAM JV), both on 23.785 km Line-1 (IIT – Naubasta).

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