AGRA (Metro Rail News): Afcons Infrastructure – Sam India JV was the lowest bidder for the Agra Metro Phase 1 underground segment (AGCC02) between RBS College Ramp and Taj Mahal Ramp, in addition to winning in Kanpur.
Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Jama Masjid, SN Medical College, Agra College, Raja ki Mandi, and RBS College are all connected by a 7.93 km civil package from chainage 3630.000 to 11564.485 that consists of twin tunnels connecting 7 stations. According to the tender documents for the Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation (UPMRC), the assigned contractor will be needed to deploy four tunnel boring machines (TBMs).
The work includes: Design and Construction of Tunnel from start of underground ramp (near Fatehabad Road Metro station) to end of ramp after RBS college Metro station including seven underground metro stations (viz. Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Jama Masjid, S.N. Medical College, Agra college, Raja ki Mandi and RBS college) including Architectural finishes, E&M, TVS, ECS etc. on Corridor-1 of Agra MRTS Project at Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India.
In August 2021, UPMRC invited bids for this package, which has a budget of Rs. 2200 crore and a four-year completion deadline. In November 2021, technical bids were opened, revealing seven bidders. DRA – Evrascon JV was disqualified during the technical bid examination.
|Company||Bid value (In Crore)|
|Afcons Infra – SAM India JV||1819.79|
|JMC Projects – CAI JV Ltd.||1939.30|
|ITD Cementation India||2142.82|
|J Kumar Infra – NCC JV||2249.27|
|Larsen & Toubro (L&T)||2550.36|
|Gulermak Agir Sanayi Insaat ve Taahh. A.S.||2685.25|
The European Investment Bank (EIB) will fund this contract with a 480 million Euro loan. Because of Afcons – Sam’s bid of Rs. 1819.79 crore was significantly lower than UPMRC’s estimate (Rs. 2200 crore); the contract should be awarded in the following weeks without a lengthy financial evaluation period.
This summer, construction is expected to start first on the Taj Mahal – Jama Masjid section. Along with Sam India’s 4 km elevated AGCC-01 on Fatehabad Road forms a part of Agra Metro’s 7 km Priority Section.