DMRC invites bids for works of Patna Metro Rail project

Bihar Urban Development Authority provides a loan of Rs. 500 crore for the first phase of Patna Metro
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NEW DELHI (Metro Rail News): The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Limited (DMRC) on 31st August 2020 opened the financial bids of the civil contract package PC-01 which was floated for the construction of 6.107 km stretch between Malahi Pakri – New ISBT section of the corridor 2 of Patna Metro Rail project. NCC Limited has emerged as the lowest bidder (L1) among the other four contenders for this contract.

As per the data revealed by DMRC, the financial position of all participants/bidders are as under:

  • NCC Limited: Rs 552.93 crore (L1).
  • Sam (India) Builtwell Pvt. Ltd.: Rs 561.96 crore (L2)
  • SP Singla Constructions Pvt. Ltd.: Rs 589.84 (L3)
  • GR Infraprojects Ltd.: Rs 667.09 crore (L4)

The fifth contender Dineshchandra R. Agrawal Infracon Limited was found disqualified, hence their financial bid was not opened by the tender committee.

The scope of work under the contract package PC-01 includes part design and construction of the Elevated Viaduct, Viaduct connection to Depot including an elevated ramp for Depot, Stabling & Extension of Viaduct for Corridor-1 at Khemni Chak Station, Special Spans, Elevated Ramp at Malai Pakri and Five Elevated Stations viz. Malai Pakri, Khemni Chak (Interchange station), Bhoothnath, Zero Mile & New ISBT (Excluding Architectural Finishing works of stations & PEB works of stations) from Chainage 8020.000 mt. to 14127.726 mt. of Patna Railway station to New ISBT of Corridor 2 of Phase-I of Patna Metro Rail project.

After technical and financial evaluation of bids submitted by NCC Limited, DMRC will issue the final award of contract/letter of acceptance to the firm to commence the civil construction activities for the Patna Metro Rail project. However, the NCC Limited has quoted Rs 38 crore higher amount than the estimate of DMRC i.e. 514.924 crores. The tender notice was published on 28th February 2020 and technical bids were opened in June 2020. The firm has to complete the construction of the stretch in 30 months.

The 14.05 km long Corridor 2 of Patna Metro Rail project will connect Patna Junction Railway Station to New ISBT through 14 stations in the capital city of Bihar, India.

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