NEW DELHI (Metro Rail News): Larsen & Toubro has recently emerged as the lowest bidder for a bigger tunnelling work on the ongoing 125 km long Rishikesh-Karnaprayag railway line with 12 stations on the route. The Railway line will ease up connectivity in the state of Uttarakhand.
“Package 4 connects chainage 47.360 with 63.118 and will be constructed using at least two tunnel boring machines (TBM), with some NATM work involved. Besides a 15.1 km tunnel (number 8), it includes a 240m embankment for Devprayag Station, a 300m embankment at Janasu and one minor bridge”, according to a news report.
The Implementing agency Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd (RVNL) invited bids for the package in February last year. The package has a deadline of 5 years with an estimated cost of Rs. 3853.48 crores.
Financial Bid Values:
Larsen & Toubro – Rs. 3337.60 crores
Gulermak – Rs. 3484.34 crores
Afcons Infrastructure – Rs 3790.80 crores
Megha Engineering and Infrastructure (MEIL) – Rs. 4019.93 crores
The Scope of the work includes Construction of tunnels, formation, construction shaft and other ancillary works from chainage 47 plus 360 to 63 plus 117 km with TBM and NATM under Package-4 in connection with new BG line between and Karanprayag in Uttarakhand.
The contract has not yet been awarded officially to L&T but it is hopeful of getting the contract being the lowest bidder for the project as per sources.