MAHARASHTRA, INDIA (Metro Rail News): NCC Ltd., J Kumar Infraprojects and Tata Projects (TPL) are the three construction contenders that submitted tenders on Saturday to complete pending civil work on a 5.868 km section C102 of Mumbai Metro Line-2B between MTNL to Chembur stations.
MMRDA had initially been awarded a contract for this section’s construction, comprising five stations and an “iconic bridge” over Mithi River, to RCC Infra Ventures – MBZ JV in 2017, but terminated in January 2020 slow progress on key performance indicators.
MMRDA has tried re-appointing a contractor four times since then and re-invited bids in February 2020, August 2020, April 2021 and August 2021. In August 2020, NCC was the lowest bidder, but their bid value at Rs.719.27 crores were higher than MMRDA’s budget, i.e., Rs. 568.55 crores. Subsequent negotiations between MMRDA and NCC failed.
Bids were re-invited in April 2021 with a 30-month deadline, and the approximately cost was Rs. 631.82 crores estimates, but MMRDA abruptly cancelled that round. After that, MMRDA then re-invited bids in August 2021 with a 36-month deadline, and the approximate cost is Rs. 635.71 crores.
Scope of the Work:
- Part Design and Construction of Balance Works of Package CA06
- Elevated Viaduct and 5 Elevated Stations viz. MTNL Metro
- S. G. Barve Marg, Kurla East, EEH and Chembur from Chainage 46860 Meters to Chainage 52729 Meters of Line 2B of Mumbai Metro Rail Project of MMRDA.