LUCKNOW, India (Metro Rail News): The Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (UPMRC) awarded a contract of INR 93 crores to East Metals AG of Switzerland for the supply of 17,700 MT Head Hardened Rails (60 El, IRS-T-12-2009,1080 grade HH) for the Kanpur and Agra Metro Rail projects under Contract Package KNAPGT-l.
Tender for 80 per cent of net procurable quantity has been awarded to M/s East Metals AG on 20.04.2021 at a total cost of INR 15,00,96,000/- and USD 1,06,20,000/- inclusive of all taxes, duties, levies, cess, roya lties etc. and all other incidental charges based on technical and financial appraisal of offers received on 11.O1.2021 and as per terms and conditions of the Tender KNPAGT.
In February 2020, a tender for this kit with an approximate cost of Rs 126.90 crores was released, and technical bids were opened in January 2021. After technical review, three firms were shortlisted: East Metals AG, Mitsui& Co., and Jindal Steel & Power Ltd (JSPL).
In September of last year, Voestalpine VAE VKN India Pvt.Ltd. was awarded a contract worth Rs 64.52 crore under kit KNAPGT-2 for the supply of standard gauge UIC 60 turnouts, scissor crossovers, and check rails for the Kanpur and Agra Metro.
In February of this year, Larsen & Toubro Ltd (L&T) was awarded a contract worth Rs 363.68 crore under package KNAPGT-3 for the installation, testing, and commissioning of Ballastless Track of Standard Gauge in 4 Corridors, as well as the supply of fastening systems and related Ballasted/Ballastless Tracks in 4 Depots.
However, the contract kit KNAPGT-4 for Supply of 1620 MT Rails (UIC 60 I 60 El, IRS-T-12-2009, 880 grade, Class A) for Kanpur & Agra Metro was cancelled because SteelAuthority of India Ltd submitted a single offer (SAIL).