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7 Bidders for Bhopal Metro Blue Line’s Civil Contract BH05

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Seven firms on Friday submitted bids for the civil construction work of Bhopal Metro’s 12.915 km Blue Line (Bhadbhada Chauraha – Ratnagiri Tiraha) after Madhya Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (MPMRCL) opened technical bids.

The entire Blue Line of 27.9 km Bhopal Metro’s Phase 1 project will be constructed in one civil package BH-05. Its scope also includes a ramp leading to Subhash Nagar Depot (Package BH-06) which will be shared with 14.99 km Orange Line (Karond Circle – AIIMS) for maintaining and stabling 27 Alstom Movia train-sets.  

Bhopal’s Blue Line was earlier designated as the Red Line. Its Bogda Pul Station (interchange with Orange Line) will be built as part of Package BH-03.

MPMRCL had invited bids for the Blue Line’s construction in June 2023 with a Rs. 1121.63 crore estimate and 3 year deadline.

Bidders

  • Afcons Infrastructure Ltd.
  • Dineshchandra R Agrawal Infracon Pvt. Ltd. (DRAIPL)
  • J Kumar Infraprojects Ltd. (JKIL)
  • Kalpataru Projects International Ltd. (KPIL)
  • Larsen & Toubro Ltd. (L&T)
  • Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd. (RVNL)
  • Tata Projects Ltd. (TPL)

Package: BH-05

Brief Scope: Part Design and Construction of elevated Viaduct, thirteen (13) elevated Metro Rail Stations viz. Bhadbhada Chauraha, Depot Chauraha, Jawahar Chowk, Roshanpura Chauraha, Kushabhau Thakre Hall, Parade Ground, Prabhat Chauraha, Govindpura, Govindpura Industrial Area, JK Road, Indrapuri, Piplani and Ratnagiri Tiraha (excluding an Elevated Passenger Interchange Metro Rail Station), between Chainages 50+000 and 62+915, and access to Depot between Chainages 00+155 and 01+100 for Blue Line” for Bhopal Metro Rail Project

7 Bidders for Bhopal Metro Blue Line’s Civil Contract BH05
Route of Bhopal Metro’s Blue Line with key stations marked – view Bhopal Metro Phase 1’s full route map & information

This contract will be financed by the European Investment Bank (EIB) through a €400 million (approx. Rs. 3584 crore) loan signed in December 2019.

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.

MPMRCL since August has been evaluating technical bids submitted for Bhopal Metro Orange Line’s BH-03 and Indore Metro Yellow Line’s IN-04, so I don’t see them completing technical evaluation for BH-05 anytime this year. If completed in Q1 2024, then we should see a contractor getting assigned in Q2 2024 and basic ground work starting in Q3 2024 (July – Sept)

A full list of Bhopal Metro’s civil & system packages and their status can be viewed over here.

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– TMRG





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