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PINI Awarded Pune Metro Katraj Extension’s Design Consultant Contract DDC-02R


PINI India Pvt. Ltd. (PIPL) last week was awarded a Rs. 6.84 crore contract to provide Detailed Design Consultancy (DDC) services for Pune Metro Purple Line‘s 5.46 km extension from Swargate to Katraj.

PINI’s scope for Package DDC-02R includes providing architectural, tunnel ventilation (TVS), subway environmental simulation (SES), environmental control system (ECS), building management system (BMS), electrical & mechanical (E&M) services and proof checking services for this southern extension of Line-1.

This entirely underground extension under Pune Metro Phase 1 Extension project or Phase 1A project will consist of 3 stations at Market Yard (Gultekdi), Saibaba Nagar & Katraj. It’s currently awaiting approval from the Central Government’s Public Investment Board (PIB).

MahaMetro had invited bids for its DDC service via Package DDC-02 in November 2023, cancelled the tender and re-invited bids under DDC-02R in December 2023 with a 60 month contract period. Technical bids were opened in January and five firms qualified to the next financial round.

Qualified Bidders (Recap)

  • ILF Consulting Engineers (India) Pvt. Ltd.
  • PINI India Pvt. Ltd.
  • Stup Consultants Pvt. Ltd.
  • SYSTRA MVA Consulting Pvt. Ltd.
  • TYPSA India Pvt. Ltd.

Financial bids were opened on March 6. I don’t have bid values submitted by each bidder. If someone reading this is aware then leave a comment below or shoot me a message using the Contact page. I’d like to add it in for documentation.

Final Contract Value: 6,84,70,000.00

MahaMetro’s Brief Scope: Appointment of Detail Design Consultant for Detail Design of Architectural and Tunnel Ventilation System (TVS) including SES Simulation & CFD Simulation of Stations and Tunnel, Environmental Control System (ECS), Building Management System (BMS) & E&M Services and Proof Checking of Swargate to Katraj Corridor (Underground Corridor) of Pune Metro Rail Project.

PINI Awarded Pune Metro Katraj Extension’s Design Consultant Contract DDC-02R
Swagate – Katraj extension’s indicative route – view Pune Metro route map & information

With this encouraging development, I expect designs for civil construction to be ready in Q4 2024. If the Central Government’s approval and financing is in place by then, then we might see its construction tender notice getting published before the year ends.

On the northern-side of the Purple Line, MahaMetro in December 2023 finalized LKT Engineering as the DDC for its 4.5 km extension from PCMC to Nigdi (Package DDC-01) and Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd. (RVNL) as the civil construction contractor (Package C-01). We should see preliminary work start in May-June and full-fledged work after the monsoons end in September.

A list of all Pune Metro Phase 1 Extension packages and their status can be viewed here.

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