AHMEDABAD (Metro Rail News): Dinesh Chandra R. Agrawal Infracon Pvt. Ltd. emerged as the lowest bidder to construct the roughly 900-meter Thaltej to Thaltej Gam section of Ahmedabad Metro’s 20.737 km Line-1, after the Gujarat Metro Rail Corporation (GMRC) opened financial bids.
Construction work for this elevated section (Pier 1 to Pier 59) of the 39.259 km Phase 1 project‘s Reach-2 was originally awarded in January 2017 to Tata Projects Ltd – China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (TPL-CCECC) JV with a value of Rs 721 crore.
Land acquisition issues involving around 350 residential properties which led to a legal battle between TPL-CCECC and GMRC in 2019-2020, with TPL-CCECC claiming Rs 140 crore for the underutilization of its resources has decreased the pace of works.
GMRC then initiated a change in alignment and design of Thaltej Gam Station to reduce the number of properties to be acquired and then invited bids for its construction in September-end with an estimate of Rs. 109.23 crore and completion period of 18 months.
Financial Bid Values:
DRA Infracon – Rs 118.85 crore
Ranjit Buildcon – Rs 140.44 crore
Sadbhav Engineering – Rs 164.93 crore
Scope of the work includes Construction of Elevated Viaduct from Dead End P1 to P59 in E-W corridor R2 including station Thaltej Gam, including western side transition span between station and viaduct for Ahmedabad Metro Rail Project Phase – 1.