LUCKNOW (Metro Rail News): Three firms filed bids for the Detailed Design Consultant (DDC) contract for the second corridors of the 32.385 km Kanpur Metro and 29.40 km Agra Metro Phase 1 projects on Feb 11, 2022.
This is the first critical phase in the tendering process for the new lines that will predominantly comprise elevated stations in both cities. After that, UPMRC will likely spin their development off into a new phase titled Phase 1B or something similar.
- 8.6 km Kanpur Metro Line-2: Chandra Shekhar Azad University – Jaurali; Depot at Agriculture University
- 15.40 km Agra Metro Line-2: Agra Cantt. – Kalindi Vihar; Depot at Kalindi Vihar
The DDC’s duty often includes developing and suggesting alternate designs for all civil, architectural, building services, electrical, and mechanical works, among other things. In November 2021, the UPMRC will seek bids for this consultation service, with a budget of Rs. 35.57 crore, and hopes the consultant stays on for at least 1460 days (4 years).
Lead Bidders were as follows (Note: they may be in a consortium with others)
- AYESA Ingenieria y Arquitectura, S.A.U
- STUP Consultants Pvt Ltd.
- SYSTRA MVA Consulting (India) Pvt Ltd.
The Work includes the Engagement of a Detailed Design Consultant (DDC) for Civil, Architectural and E and M Works for (a) Corridor-2 of Kanpur Metro Rail Project, at Kanpur, and (b) Corridor-2 of Agra Metro Rail Project, at Agra.
The bids have now been forwarded for technical review, which could take several months. After that, the technically qualified bidders’ financial bids will be released to reveal the lowest bidder and most likely consultant.
The consultant will develop designs and cooperate with Technica Y Projectos, S.A. – Italferr S.P.A JV (General Consultant) and civil contractors to make the designs a reality after the contract is won.
Because the 11-kilometre Line-2 of the Lucknow Metro was a no-go due to ridership concerns and the state government’s decision to focus on other cities, it will take some time before civil work on the Agra and Kanpur metros’ second lines begins.