KSM Bashir Mohammad and Sons Bags Gandhi Nagar Depot Work of Indore Metro Rail Project

KSM Bashir Mohammad's bid of Rs. 247.64 crore was significantly lower than MPMRCL's estimate of Rs. 283.65 crore

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BHOPAL (Metro Rail News): Madhya Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation (MPMRC) opened financial bids, KSM Bashir Mohammad and Sons emerged as the lowest bidder for Indore Metro Line-3’s building contract, Gandhi Nagar Depot (IN07).

This depot, which is part of the Indore Metro’s Phase 1 project, will serve trains on the 33.53-kilometre Yellow Line, which will form a ring around Indore city and connect Palasia – Railway Station – Rajwara – Airport – Bhawarsala through 30 elevated stops.

The MPMRCL invited tenders for the depot’s construction in September 2021, with a three-year deadline and an estimated cost of Rs. 283.65 crore to be funded by equity contributions from the Government of India and the Government of Madhya Pradesh.

In November 2021, technical bids were opened, revealing 16 bidders. Unfortunately, the following ten firms’ bids were rejected during the evaluation process because they were determined to be non-compliant with the tender terms.

  • Engineering Projects (India) Ltd.
  • Shalimar Corp Ltd.
  • SMS Ltd.
  • Vijay Nirman Company Pvt Ltd
  • Altis Holding Corporation – Varindera Constructions (Altis-VCL) JV
  • Amara Raja Infra Pvt Ltd
  • Bansal Construction Works Private Limited
  • Bridge and Roof Company India Ltd.
  • Dhaya Maju Infrastructure (Asia) SDN Berhad
  • Dineshchandra R Agrawal (DRA) Infracon Pvt. Ltd.

Construction of Rolling Stock Depot cum Workshop at Gandhi Nagar for Indore Metro Rail Project is the brief scope of the project, and the package is IN-07. However, the number of stabling, workshop, and inspection lines was not included in the basic tender announcement and is still unknown.

KSM Bashir Mohammad’s bid of Rs. 247.64 crore was significantly lower than MPMRCL’s estimate of Rs. 283.65 crore, indicating that a contract will be given in the next weeks. They just completed work on the Kanpur Metro’s Polytechnic Depot in record time, so Indore is anticipated to follow suit.

Financial bids were as follows:

Bid (Rs. Crore)Company
247.64KSM Bashir Mohammad and Sons
255.64Quality Buildcon Pvt Ltd.
293.91IRCON International Ltd.
300.35Montecarlo Ltd. – Kunal Structure (MCL-KSIPL JV)
320.68URC Construction Pvt. Ltd.
353.27Suroj Buildcon Pvt. Ltd.
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