MUMBAI (Metro Rail News): Mumbai Metro Line 7 Civil contract cost Rs 348 crores awarded to Simplex Infrastructure Limited cancelled through Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) mentioning poor performance in executing the project.
Simplex Infrastructure Limited bags a civil contract with value Rs 348 crores from MMRDA for construction of the Andheri – Goregaon section of the Metro Line 7 (Dahisar East -Andheri East) of Mumbai Metro Rail project.
MMRDA issued several notices for expediting the civil work for Mumbai Metro line 7 but the contractor has not speed-up the work and the work remained virtually stuck at the 75% stage for some months now as it should have been finished by now as per the timeline of the project.
MMDRA official Said that The MMRDA has terminated the contract and fresh tenders have been invited to appoint a new contractor to complete the balance work of Simplex Infrastructures Ltd.
By October 2020, MMRDA has set the deadline to commission the Mumbai Metro Line 7 along with Metro Line 2A and the same was intimated to the contractor well in advance. Now MMRDA will encash the bank guarantee of Rs 35 crore given by Simplex Infrastrure against security money.
The 16.5 km long Mumbai Metro Line 7 will connect Andheri (East) to Dahisar (East) with an elevated line running largely along the Western Express Highway (WEH). The total cost of this project is estimated at Rs 6,208 crore.
In December last year, MMRDA commissioner RA Rajeev announced that they will commence trial runs of metro trains on Metro 2A and Metro 7 by September this year but after the termination of the contract the project may miss its deadline once.