Kanpur, India( Metro Rail News): Eleven bidders have submitted their bid to construct Kanpur’s Phase-1 Metro’s second, elevated section between Transport Nagar Ramp- Naubasta Station. The stretch is formed on the eastern end of 23.785 km long line-1, running from IIT Kanpur-Naubasta and also consists of 5 elevated stations like Vasant Vihar, Baudh Nagar, Kidwai Nagar, Baradevi and Naubasta.
Moreover, the tech pro engineers have already completed soil investigation work between October-November 2020. UPMRC has invited the tenders for the construction work in August 2021 with an estimated cost of Rs. 526 crore and a deadline of 30 months. The European Investment Bank (EIB) is the funding agency for this Project. The loan of Rs.5600 Crore got approved in July 2020.
Following are the 11 bidders of the Project:
- Afcons Infrastructure Ltd.
- Dilip Buildcon Limited
- Larsen and Toubro ltd.
- JMC Projects India Ltd.
- NCC Ltd.
- Tata Projects Ltd.
- Sadbhav Engineering Ltd.
- Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd.
- Montecarlo Ltd-Ranjit Buildcon JV
- KEC International-YFC Projects JV
- GR Infraprojects Ltd. (GRIL)
The scope of the work lies between chainage 17420 m to 22847 m on corridor -1. The technical evaluation of all the eleven bids can take a couple of months. Once it gets completed, it will reveal who is the lowest bidder and who will get the contract.
Moreover, the second underground package (KNPCC-06) bidding is expected to be opened anytime soon. It will connect the Nayaganj station to Transport Nagar Ramp.