Bhubaneswar Mero Gears Up for Construction With Bids Invited for Package BBC-03

The package will be entirely financed by the Government of Odisha and other appropriate means of Bhubaneswar Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL).

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Bhubaneswar Metro (The image is for representation only.)
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BHUBANESWAR (Metro Rail News): Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has invited bids for its civil construction Package BBC-03 of Bhubaneswar metro Phase 1. 

Package BBC-03 

It is a 7.122 Km long elevated section of the 26 km long line 1 linking  Capital Hospital to Acharya Vihar Square via six elevated stations. Capital Hospital, Bapuji Nagar, Bhubaneswar Railway Station, Ram Mandir Square, Vani Vihar and Acharya Vihar Square are the six elevated stations.

Specifications of the tender

Specifications of the tender are: 

  • Deadline: 36 months (3 years)
  • Estimated Cost: Rs. 630.65 crore
  • Pre-bid Meeting: March 19, 2024 at 11 am
  • Bid Submission Deadline: April 23, 2024 at 3 pm
  • Technical Bid Opening: April 2024 at 3 pm

Scope of the contract 

Its scope entails designing and constructing an Elevated Viaduct and Six Elevated Stations, viz. Capital Hospital, Bapuji Nagar, Bhubaneswar Railway Station, Ram Mandir Square, Vani Vihar, and Acharya Vihar Square (excluding Architectural finishing )of Bhubaneswar Metro Phase-I MRTS.

Funding 

The package will be entirely financed by the Government of Odisha and other appropriate means of Bhubaneswar Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL). The tender documents also mention that this is “Non-JICA funded work” to be transparent about the funding. 

Bhubaneshwar Metro Phase:01 

Bhubaneshwar Metro Phase: 01 runs from the Airport to Trishulia Square, approximately 26 Kilometers. It is being built at an expenditure of Rs 6, 255 Crore, for which the state government approved the DPR on October 7, 2023. 

The 1st phase will have 20 stations made up of elevated viaducts. Bhubaneshwar Metro Rail Corporation, a fully-owned entity of the Odisha government, will bear the project’s entire cost. It will have stations as Biju Patnaik Airport, Capital Hospital, Sishu Bhawan, Bapuji Nagar, Bhubaneswar Railway Station, Ram Mandir Square, Vani Vihar, Acharya Vihar Square, Jaydev Vihar Square, Xavier Square, Rail Sadan, District Centre, Damana Square, Patia Square, KIIT Square, Nandan Vihar, Raghunathpur, Nandankanan Zoological Park, Phulapokhari and Trisulia.

The central Depot of the Metro Rail Project will be located near Trisulia Square, where the command and Control centre and the stabilising facilities for the metro trains will be constructed. 

Connectivity Boost 

The project will significantly boost connectivity in Bhubaneswar by connecting central locations. As per the future extension plans, the metro will connect Puri with the twin cities of Cuttack and Bhubaneshwar. 

It was announced by the Chief Minister of Odisha on April 1, the statehood day of Odisha, and will be inaugurated by the CM himself on January 1, 2024. 


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