5 construction firms have submitted bids for 33.53 km Indore Metro Phase 1 project‘s Package IN-04 between Shaheed Bagh and Palasia Chauraha after Madhya Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. (MPMRCL) opened technical bids last week.
This section’s roughly 5.2 km long (my estimate) viaduct and 5 stations at Shaheed Bagh (earlier Mumtaj Bagh Colony), Khajrana Chauraha, Bengali Chauraha, Patrakar Colony, Palasia Chauraha are located on the eastern side of the city’s Yellow Line.
This mostly elevated line will eventually form a ring line connecting Palasia – Railway Station – Rajwara- Airport – Bhawarsala via 30 elevated stations.
MPMRCL had invited tenders for Package IN-04’s construction in March 2023 with a Rs. 495.32 crore estimate and 1095 days (3 year) deadline.
- Dineshchandra R Agrawal Infracon Pvt. Ltd. (DRA Infracon)
- Ranjit Buildcon Ltd. (RBL)
- Sam India Builtwell Pvt. Ltd.
- Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd. (RVNL)
- ITD Cementation India Ltd.
It remains unconfirmed, but apparently Kalpataru and URC Constructions had also submitted bids but without a bank guarantee, so their bids were rejected.
Tender No: 614/MPMRCL/2023/Package IN-04
Brief Scope: Part Design and Construction of Elevated Viaduct Five Elevated Metro Rail Stations viz Shaheed Bagh, Khajrana Chauraha, Bengali Chauraha, Patrakar Colony, Palasia Chauraha and Ramp between Chainages 31+755 to 34+898 and 3+669 to 5+86
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 for its construction.
This package is the 4th civil package on the main-line and 5th overall (counting Gandhi Nagar Depot) to enter the technical bid evaluation stage. A list of all civil and system packages can be viewed here.
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