Mumbai: The Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation has awarded civil contracts to five contractors for the entire section of 33.5 km for implementation in seven packages with a total cost of construction pegged at Rs 18,114.9 crore.
Infrastructure and engineering major L&T with its JV partner STEC, China, has bagged a total contract of Rs 5,269.98 crore for package-1 stations (Rs 2,988.53 crore) comprising Cuffe Parade, Vidhan Bhavan, Churchgate, Hutatma chowk and package 7 (Rs 2,281.45 crore) for Marol Naka, MIDC, SEEPZ stations.
HCC, with its joint venture partner MMS, has bagged contract worth Rs 2,521.89 crore for package 2 stations comprising CST Metro, Kalbadevi, Girgaum and Grant Road.
DOGUS-SOMA JV has won a contract for package-3 stations worth Rs 2,557.84 crore for Mumbai Central, Mahalaxmi Metro, Science Museum, Acharya Atrey Chowk and Worli stations.
Further, CEC-ITD CEM-TPL JV has bagged the Rs 2,830.10-crore contract for package-4 stations Siddhivinayak, Dadar Metro and Shitladevi.
Another joint venture of J Kumar & CRTG has bagged a contract for package 5 stations worth Rs 2817.02 crore for Dharavi, BKC Metro, Vidyanagari, Santacruz and package 6 worth Rs 2,118.40 crore for CSIA, Sahar Road, CSA International stations.
The 33.5-km long underground corridor with 27 stations (26 underground and 1 at grade) is being UNDERTAKEN with loan assistance from Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). The project is scheduled to start commercial operations by 2020-21. The Metro Line-3 will have modern rolling stock, platform screen doors (PSD), automatic fare collection (AFC) and integrated ticketing with other modes (single card).
MMRC selected the civil contractors in accordance with JICA procurement guidelines through international competitive bidding (ICB).