Bids opened for two sections on Line-3 of Indore Metro

Indore metro has set a deadline of 2023 to start operation which at present looks unlikely

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INDORE (Metro Rail News): Madhya Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MPMRCL) on 2nd July opened technical bids for two packages for the 33.53 Km long Line-3 (Yellow Line) of Indore Metro Rail Project.

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PACKAGE -1

Tender Number – 200/MPMRCL/2021/Package IN-02

Name of Work – Design and Construction of Seven (7) Elevated Metro Rail Stations including Viaduct portion within the stations and Transition spans on either side of the stations, Entry-Exit Structures, Architectural Finishes, E&M Works etc. (ISBT/MR10 Flyover, Chandragupta Square, Hira Nagar, Bapat Square, Meghdoot Garden, Vijay Nagar Square & Radisson Square)” of Indore Metro Rail Project.

Tenders for this package were invited on 27th February by MPMRCL at an estimated cost of INR 369 Crores and completion period of 847 days. For this package, MPMRCL received bids from three firms –

  • Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL)
  • URC Construction Pvt. Ltd.
  • YFC Projects Private Limited

The bids for this package will now undergo technical evaluation which can take couple of months. After that, financial bids will be opened of the technically qualified bidders which will reveal the name of the lowest bidder and the most likely winner of this contract.

PACKAGE -2

Tender Number – 273/MPMRCL/2021/Package IN-03

Name of Work – Design and Construction of Elevated Viaduct between Ch.14+488 & Ch.25+415, viaduct connecting Depot leading upto interface location, Nine (9) Elevated Metro Rail Stations including all Civil, Structural, Roof structure, Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) works, Architectural finishes, Façade, Entry/Exits, FOB, Viaduct within the stations including Transition spans” for Indore Metro Rail Project Yellow Line.

This package includes construction of elevated viaduct and nine stations on the upcoming Super Corridor zone in Indore. These nine stations are Gandhi Nagar, Super Corridor 6, Super Corridor 5, Super Corridor 4, Super Corridor 3, Super Corridor 2 and Super Corridor 1, Bhawarsala Square and MR 10 Road. 

Tenders for this package were invited on 10th March by MPMRCL at an estimated cost of INR 1000 Crores and a completion period of 847 days. Surprisingly for this package, MPMRCL received bid from only one firm –

  • Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL)

Now it will be important to know whether MPMRCL will go ahead with this one bid and carry out technical bid evaluation and subsequent process.

It seems that with just one bid for this section, MPMRCL may cancel this tender and re-invite bids for this important corridor. The project is already facing lot of delays due to multiple reasons. With just one bidder for this section, things will only get delayed further.

Indore metro has set a deadline of 2023 to start operation which at present looks unlikely. Hope that construction activities for the project get accelerated along with inviting of tenders and awarding of contracts which also requires extensive participation in tenders from construction companies.

Phase-1 of Indore Metro comprises construction of 33.53 km long corridor as Line-3 (Yellow Line) which will form a ring around the city connecting Palasia – Railway Station – Rajwada – Airport – Bhawarsala through 29 stations. The corridor will have 6 underground stations from Kothari market to Airport and all other 23 stations will be elevated.

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