Four Firms submit bids for Construction of Underground Line of Surat Metro

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AHMEDABAD (Metro Rail News): Four firms have submitted 6 tenders (bids) to build 2 underground (tunnel & station work) packages CS2 and CS3 of the 40.35 km Surat Metro Phase 1 project, after the Gujarat Metro Rail Corporation (GMRC) opened technical bids to reveal the bidders.
These civil packages with twin tunnels between Chowk Bazar and Kapodra, in the core of the city, on the 21.61 km Line-1 (Sarthana – Dream City) are 3.46 km and 3.56 km long, and each comprises of 3 cut & cover stations with some Box Pushing and New Austrian Tunneling Method (NATM) work for station connectivity.
GMRC had invited tenders (bids) for both packages in July 2020 with estimates of Rs 929.46 and Rs 942.16 crore respectively and expects the assigned contractor(s) to complete all civil work in 40 months after the contracts are awarded.
The firms which have submitted the bids are Afcons Infrastructure Ltd, Larsen & Toubro Ltd, Gulermak – Sam India Builtwell JV and J Kumar Infraprojects Ltd.
Scope of CS2 includes Design, construction and completion of Underground stations and tunnel including Finishes from Kapodra Ramp to Surat Railway station from chainage 3700m to chainage 7160.6m, comprising twin bored underground tunnel between northern ramp and Surat Railway Metro station, all cut and a cover portion including Three underground stations viz. Kapodra, Labheshwar Chowk and Central Warehouse with entry/exits & connecting subway by Box pushing method and a portion of NATM and Launching and receiving chambers of TBM for Surat Metro Rail Project, Phase-I.

Scope of CS3 includes Design, construction and completion of Underground stations and tunnel including Finishes from Surat Railway station To Chowk Bazar Ramp from chainage 7160.6m to chainage 10720m, comprising twin bored underground tunnel between Surat Railway station and south ramp, all cut and a cover portion including Three underground stations viz. Chowk bazaar, Maskati Hospital and Surat Railway Station with entry/exits & connecting subway by Box pushing method and a portion of NATM and Launching and receiving chambers of TBM for Surat Metro Rail Project, Phase-I.

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