PATNA (Metro Rail News): Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) opened financial bids on Monday for Patna Metro’s Package PC-03 in which Larsen & Toubro (L&T) emerged as the lowest bidder for this contract by quoting bid value of INR 1,989 Crores.
This contract work includes construction of twin tunnels by TBM connecting underground Ramp at Rajendra Nagar with Patna Junction Railway Station passing through six underground stations for a section of roughly 8 km in length. This is the second and final package out of the two packages for Line-2 under Phase-1 of Patna Metro with the first package (Package PC-01) is under construction at present, the contract for which was awarded to NCC.
The six stations to be constructed for this section are – Rajendra Nagar, Moin Ul Haq Stadium, University, PMCH, Gandhi Maidan and Akashvani. It also includes architectural finishing, water supply and other works on New ISBT to Patna Station.
DMRC invited bids for this package in September 2020 with an estimated cost of INR 1958.81 Crores and a completion period of 42 months. Technical bids were opened in January this year which revealed names of four bidders.
Later, all four qualified the technical evaluation round and financial bids of all four bidders were opened yesterday. Name of firms and financial bid values is given below –
- Larsen & Toubro (L&T) – INR 1989.00 Crores
- Afcons Infrastructure – INR 2044.80 Crores
- ITD Cementation India Ltd. – INR 2098.79 Crores
- Tata Projects – CAI JV – INR 2122.31 Crores
As the bid value by L&T is very much close to DMRC estimated cost for this contract, it is highly likely that the contract will be awarded to L&T in the coming weeks.
Line-2 (North-South Line) of Patna Metro under Phase-2 will have length of 14.05 km from Patna Junction Railway Station to New ISBT with total 12 stations on the route.