KEC emerged lowest bidder for Electrification Contract of Patna Metro

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PATNA (Metro Rail News): Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) recently opened financial bids for the supply of Receiving cum Traction (RSS + TSS) and Auxiliary Main Substation (ASS) including High Voltage Cabling from Grid Substation for Patna Metro Rail Project and KEC International Limited emerged as the lowest bidder for this contract.

This contract is the first electrification contract under Phase-1 of Patna Metro which will consist of two corridors (East-West Line & North-South Line) having a total length of 30.91 km with 24 stations. The first corridor (East-West Line) will have a length of 16.86 km from Danapur Cantonment to Khemni Chak while the second corridor (North-South Line) will have a length of 14.05 km from Patna Junction Railway Station to New ISBT.

DMRC invited tender for this work in September last year with an estimated cost of INR 116.74 Crores and a completion period of 36 months. Technical bids for this work were opened in November which revealed name of six bidders. Later, three bidders were disqualified based on technical evaluation and the financial bid values of the remaining technically qualified bidders are given below – 

  • KEC International Limited – INR 82.34 Crores
  • Siemens Ltd – INR 94.99 Crores
  • Kanti Prashad Mittal – INR 95.31 Crores

Contract: PE-01

Name of Work: Design, Supply, Installation, Testing and Commissioning of Receiving cum Traction (RSS + TSS) and Auxiliary Main Substation (ASS) including High Voltage Cabling from Grid Substation for Patna Metro Rail Project.

As the bid value of KEC International is well below the estimated cost of DMRC, it is highly likely that the contract will be awarded to the KEC International in the coming weeks.

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