AGRA (Metro Rail News): After the Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation (UPMRC) opened tenders today, five organisations filed offers for the 750 V DC Third Rail electrification system of the Agra Metro Phase 1 project. Package AGE-1 & 2 for the Agra Metro is one of the few bid independently, with the remainder (rolling stock, telecommunications, rails, and so on) being combined with the newly functioning Kanpur Metro.
The UPMRC invited tenders for it in October 2021, with an Rs. 450 crore budget and a 36-month timeline – funded by a 450 million Euro (about Rs. 3860 crores) loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB).
Design, Supply, Installation, Testing and Commissioning of Receiving cum Aux Main Substations Incl HV Cabling from Grid Substations,750 V DC 3rd Rail Traction System,33kV Cable Network, ASS, TSS and SCADA Sys for Corr-1and2 of Agra Metro Rail Project UP are some of the brief scopes for the project.
The following were the bidders for the project:
- Alstom Transport India Ltd.
- Larsen & Toubro Ltd.
- Linxon India Pvt. Ltd.
- Siemens Ltd.
- Sterling & Wilson Pvt. Ltd.
The bids have now been transferred to the technical bid evaluation team, which could take a few months. After that, the financially qualifying bidders’ financial bids will reveal who is the lowest bidder and most probable contractor.
In February 2019, India’s Central Government approved Phase 1 of the Agra Metro, which includes two lines and 28 stations with a combination of elevated and underground sections.
• Line 1: Sikandra – Taj East Gate (14.25 km, 14 stations)
• Line 2: Agra Cantt. – Kalindi Vihar (15.40 km, 15 stations)
UPMRC has stipulated a 12-month deadline for Line-1’s 3 km Priority Corridor (Taj East Gate – Fatehabad Road) section, which is under construction by Sam India Builtwell (viaduct & stations) and Lisha Engineers (PAC Depot).