NEW DELHI (Metro Rail News): 3 civil construction companies submitted bids last week for the 3.5 km Package DC-01A (Vikaspuri Ramp – Mangolpuri) of the 28.92 km Janakpuri West – RK Ashram extension of the Delhi Metro Magenta Line.
The elevated section has four stations of 12.375 km Package DC-01 of the Delhi Metro Phase 4 project, which connects Vikaspuri Ramp and Haiderpur-Badli Mor Station via ten stations.
China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation – KEC International (CCECC – KEC) JV received the construction contract from Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) in November 2019 with a 30-month completion deadline.
Construction work began in December 2019, although portions of the Vikaspuri Ramp – Mangolpuri segment were delayed for years due to pending authorization clearances to cut trees along the route.
Following discussions between CCECC – KEC and DMRC, this portion was removed from the purview of DC-01. In September, the DMRC floated a construction bid with a 24-month timetable and an estimated cost of Rs. 398.63 crores.
HG Infra Engineering Ltd.
KEC International Ltd.
Sam India Builtwell Pvt. Ltd.
The brief Scope of the project includes Part Design and Construction of an Elevated Viaduct and four Elevated Stations, viz. Keshopur, Paschim Vihar, Peeragarhi & Mangolpuri (Excluding Architectural Finishing works of stations, Steel FOB & PEB works of stations) from P2 (excl.) to PP88 (excl.) [Chainage 3118.108 mt. to 6080.447 mt.] and from P103 (excl.) to Mangolpuri Station (incl.) [Chainage 6462.547 mt. to 7012.051 mt.] of Janakpuri West to RK Ashram Corridor (Extn. of Line-8) of Phase- IV of Delhi MRTS.
The technical bid evaluation, which could take a few months, has received the bids. The financial bids of the technically qualifying bidders will be opened after that to disclose the lowest bidder, who will most likely be the contractor.
Delhi’s 65.1 km Phase 4 project has five civil packages for the Magenta Line. The following underground distances are all under construction from north to south: 2.03 km underground DC-06, 3.5 km DC-01A, 8.88 km DC-01, 7.47 km DC-03R, and 7.46 km underground DC-05.