MUMBAI (Metro Rail News): The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has floated tenders for the balance works on Metro Line 2B from DN Nagar- Mandale with the total distance of 23.643 km long elevated corridor. The estimated expense of the fresh tender is pegged at ₹474.52 cr and it will be completed within 30 months from the date of started of a given contract.
On Wednesday the authority floated 3 separate tenders for the left works along the corridor, that include the construction of a viaduct, 15 stations and the proposed car depot at Mandale in Mankhurd.
It will provide interconnectivity between the existing Western Express Highway, Eastern Express Highway, Western Railway, Central Railway, Mono Rail, Metro Line-1 and Metro Line 2A, Metro Line 4 & Metro Line 3 under implementation.
The 1st tender is for an elevated viaduct and 5 stations work that had been given to a consortium of M/s.MBZ and M/s. RCC for Rs 521 cr. The earlier contractor completed only 4.48% of the work on the 5.9-km stretch in 30 months, sources said.
The RCC-MBZ JV had also been awarded the contract to construct the Metro car depot at Mandale at a cost of Rs 390.44 cr, where it managed to achieve only 6.98% of the work in 36 months. The MMRDA has floated a tender for all these construction works to be completed in 42 months at an estimated cost of Rs 464.75 cr.
The 3rd tender pertains to the work that had been given to Simplex Infrastructure and covers civil works on 12.7 kilometres of the corridor, commencing from ESIC Nagar in Andheri (West) to Income Tax office in Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC). The earlier contract, given for Rs 1,080 cr, also covered the construction work of 10 stations on the stretch. As per the sources, the contractor only managed to do 5.07% of the work in 30 months. In the new tender, the balance works are supposed to be completed in 30 months at a cost of Rs 1,058.71 cr.
The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority had also terminated the same company’s contract for Metro-7 for slow execution of works, for that it has since floated a fresh tender.
Mumbai Metro Line 2B is supposed to serve almost 10.5 lakh passengers daily once it is commissioned. The line was expected to be operational by 2021, but because of the issues with contractors, the new deadline is the end of 2022.