MUMBAI (Metro Rail News): In an unprecedented move, the Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) cancelled the civil construction bidding process for three tenders of Mumbai Metro’s 23.6 km long DN Nagar-Mandale corridor (2B) which is scheduled to have 22 stations.
The reasons for the cancellation has not been made public yet. It is being guessed that it may be due to the delay in the current projects and the authority may go for shorter duration tenders to complete the works on time.
The authority had invited tenders for two packages of the yellow line in February itself after it terminated three contracts in January which were awarded to Simplex Infrastructures and RCC–MBZ JV.
The bids include construction as well as maintenance and repair works of the proposed metro route. The slow and poor works of the different firms have slowed down the pace of the project with pandemic making it worst. The MMRDA is supposed to float new fresh tenders in the coming time.