Himcon Engineers India Secures Patna Metro Phase 1 Stations Finishing & PEB Contract

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) had invited bids for the PC-01A contract in August 2023, estimating a cost of Rs. 74.95 crore and setting a two-year deadline

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Patna-metro construction work/Representational image
Patna-metro construction work/Representational image
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PATNA (Metro Rail News): In a recent development, Himcon Engineers India emerged as the lowest bidder for the architectural finishing and pre-engineered building (PEB) roof contract PC-01A, covering five stations along the Priority Corridor of Patna Metro Phase 1. This corridor links Malahi Pakri to New ISBT, spanning a distance of 14.05 km.

The elevated stations covered under this contract include Malahi Pakri, Khemni Chak (an interchange station with Line-1), Bhoothnath, Zero Mile, and New ISBT. NCC Ltd. had previously been awarded the civil construction contract (Package PC-01) for the 6.107 km section in September 2020, with a 30-month deadline.

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) had invited bids for the PC-01A contract in August 2023, estimating a cost of Rs. 74.95 crore and setting a two-year deadline. The technical bids, opened in November, revealed a total of seven bidders. The financial bid values are as follows:

  • Himcon Engineers India: Rs. 68.45 crore
  • Metcon India Realty and Infrastructure: Rs. 69.70 crore
  • Quality Buildcon: Rs. 69.73 crore
  • B. Rai Construction Company: Rs. 70.97 crore
  • Godrej and Boyce Mfg. Co.: Rs. 80.20 crore
  • Sam India Builtwell: Rs. 89.05 crore
  • Premco Rail Engineers: Rs. 103.18 crore

Himcon’s bid, coming in below DMRC’s estimate, positions them as the frontrunner for the contract, with the award expected in the coming weeks.

The scope of DMRC’s brief includes architectural finishing works, DFSE, roof sheeting of pre-engineered building (PEB) structures, and DC of external facade, WS, SI, drainage, and site development works at the aforementioned five elevated stations of the Patna MRTS Phase-I Project.

Despite this positive development, the overall progress of the Patna Metro has faced delays. A tender notice for the rolling stock (train) contract is still pending, suggesting that trial runs may be at least two years away. Additionally, a tender notice for the construction of Line-1’s approximately 8 km underground section is yet to be released, indicating a potential delay of at least five years in completing Phase 1 of the project.

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