LUCKNOW (Metro Rail News): Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation (UPMRC) has awarded the contract to Gulermak-Sam India JV for constructing a tunnel and 4 underground metro stations on Corridor 1 (Red Line) of Kanpur Metro Rail Project for INR 769 crores.
The work includes design and construction of Tunnel from start of elevated ramp (after Moti Jheel Metro Station) to end of Nayaganj station including four underground metro stations (viz. Chunniganj, Naveen Market, Bada Chauraha and Nayaganj) and ramp including Architectural finishes, E&M, TVS, ECS etc. on Corridor-1 of Kanpur MRTS Project.
UPMRC invited tenders for this work (KNPCC-05) in July last year, with a completion period of 36 months with an estimate of INR 1400 crores. In September, 7 firms submitted bids to construct the underground section. Later in January this year, the 7th bidder Shanghai Tunnel Engineering Co. Ltd did not qualify the technical evaluation stage, and other 6 firms were shortlisted and when financial bids were opened, Gulermak-Sam emerged as the lowest bidder.
“Based on Technical and Financial evaluation of offers submitted on 30.09.2020 and as per terms and conditions of the tender KNPCC-05, tender has been awarded to M/s Gulermak-Sam India Kanpur Metro Joint Ventures (P) Ltd. on 08.03.2021 at a total cost of INR 7,69,23,67,457.44/- and USD 3,67,44,901.15/-with the approval of competent authority i.e. MD/UPMRCL”, as said in tender statement by UPMRC.
In Phase 1 of Kanpur Metro Rail project, two corridors will be built. The first corridor (Red Line), with length 23.7 km, will have 22 metro stations and the second corridor (Blue Line), with length 8.6 km, will have 8 metro stations.