MMRDA invites tender for balance works for Line-2B of Mumbai Metro

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MUMBAI: Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has invited open e-tenders for the construction of balance works of Package CA06 which is related to Line 2B (D.N Nagar-Mandale) of Mumbai Metro Rail Project. The balance work includes construction of elevated viaduct and 5 elevated stations from MTNL Metro to Chembur.

Name of Work

Part Design and Construction of Balance Works of Package CA06, Elevated Viaduct and 5 Elevated Stations viz. MTNL Metro, S. G. Barve Marg, Kurla East, EEH and Chembur (excluding Architectural Finishing and Pre-Engineered Steel Roof Structure of Stations) from Chainage 46860.384m to Chainage 52729.312 of Line 2B [D.N Nagar-Mandale] of Mumbai Metro Rail Project of MMRDA.

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Important Details

Contract NoMMRDA/MMRP/L2B-C102

Estimated Cost of Work: INR 631.82 Crore

Completion Period: 30 Months

Bids Document Download Date: 22/04/2021 from 18.01 Hrs to 07/06/2021 till 15.00 Hrs

Bid Submission Date: 22/04/2021 from 18:31 to 09/06/2021 till 18.00 Hrs

Pre Bid Meeting: 06/05/2021 at 11.00 Hrs

Bid Opening Date: 11/06/2021 at 11:00 Hrs

MMRDA has invited bids for this work multiple times while originally in 2017 contract for this work was awarded to RCC Infra Ventures Limited but the contract was terminated in January 2020 due to poor progress of work.

Last time when MMRDA invited bids for this work, NCC Limited emerged as the lowest bidder (November 2020) quoting bid value of INR 719.27 Crores which was way above the MMRDA estimated cost of INR 568.55 Crores and further negotiations between the two did not result in any positive outcome leading to re-inviting of tenders.

Now it remains to be seen how the work progress on this section of Mumbai Metro Line-2B as work is already got delayed. Hopefully, this time tenders invitation will culminate to starting of construction on the given section which will take another few years before operations of metro trains start on this section.

There is also a proposal to build three iconic bridges on this 23.64 km long Metro Line 2B from DN Nagar to Mandale. The designs for the bridges are already ready and tenders were floated for the second time in June 2020 for their construction. The bridges to be constructed are Arch shape bridge over Mithi River, Zero shape bridge at Vakola Nala and the Sword shape bridge at BKC Entry. The purpose is to give aesthetic look to the surrounding areas through these all three cable-stayed bridges. Mumbai will look more beautiful through these bridges and the bridges will be visible from far distances creating new skyline for the city. Hopefully, construction of bridges will start at the earliest to add another jewel to the city that never sleeps.

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