New Delhi (Metro Rail News) – The Afcons Infrastructure on Tuesday emerged as the lowest bidder for constructing the 4.3 km Sarai Kale Khan – New Ashok Nagar (Package 6) of the 82.15 km Delhi – Meerut (RRTS) Line after the National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) opened the financial bids submitted by different infrastructure companies.
This elevated package includes building a viaduct from Sarai Kale Khan to New Ashok Nagar’s Down-Ramp, a bridge over the Yamuna River, an entry ramp leading to the Jangpura Stabling Yard (where a few Bombardier train-sets will stabled overnight for morning services), and two elevated stations at Sarai Kale Khan and New Ashok Nagar. NCRTC had invited tenders for this package in February 2020 with an estimate of Rs. 1112 crore.
Bidding Company and Financial Bid Values:
|Name of the firm||Bid Value|
|Afcons Infrastructure||Rs. 1061.71 crore|
|Dilip Buildcon Ltd. – Sam (India) Builtwell JV||Rs. 1118.25 crore|
|Larsen & Toubro (L&T)||Rs. 1125.18 crore|
|Tata Projects Ltd. (TPL)||Rs. 1174.46 crore|
|GR Infra Projects Ltd.||Rs. 1197.15 crore|
DM/CN/COR-OF/095: Construction of elevated viaduct from Sarai Kale Khan station to New Ashok Nagar DN Ramp including Jangpura Entry ramp and two Nos. of elevated stations viz., Sarai Kale Khan & New Ashok Nagar [including Pre-engineered steel roof structure but excluding Architectural Finishing of Stations] of Delhi – Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) Corridor
Afcons Infra’s bid was Rs 56.54 crores (roughly 5.35%) less than NCRTS’ estimate, so I don’t see any issues cropping up during financial bid evaluation. When that is completed in the coming days, Afcons should receive an LOA with a deadline of 910 days (30 months) to complete all works.