PATNA (Metro Rail News): NCC Limited has cast Patna Metro‘s first pier cap on Thursday, 28th April. NCC was awarded Package PC-01’s Rs 552.93 crore contract by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) in September 2020 with a 30-month deadline.
DMRC invited tenders for this section’s construction on February 28, 2020, with an estimated cost of Rs. 514.924 crore and opened technical bids in June which revealed 5 bidders that are as follows:
|NCC Limited||Rs. 552.93 crore|
|Sam (India) Builtwell Pvt. Ltd.||Rs. 561.96 crore|
|SP Singla Constructions Pvt. Ltd.||Rs. 589.84 crore|
|GR Infraprojects Ltd.||Rs. 667.09 crore|
NCC began groundwork for Patna Metro Phase 1 in November 2020, followed by piling for construction in December 2020.
The scope of this contract includes Part Design and Construction of Elevated Viaduct, Viaduct connection to Depot including elevated ramp for Depot, Stabling & Extension of Viaduct for Corridor-1 at Khemni Chak Station, Special Spans, Elevated Ramp at Malai Pakri and Five Elevated Stations viz. Malai Pakri, Khemni Chak (Interchange station), Bhoothnath, Zero Mile & New ISBT (Excluding Architectural Finishing works of stations & PEB works of stations) from Chainage 8020.000 mt. to 14127.726 mt. of Patna Railway station to New ISBT Corridor 2 of Phase-I of Patna MRTS.
This first section of the 30.91 km project will consist of 5 elevated stations in southeast Patna. Among them, the Khemni Chak Station on NH-22 Bypass will serve as one of the two interchange stations for the system.
Patna Metro is a two-line, 24-station urban Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS) being built by Patna Metro Rail Corporation Ltd in Patna, Bihar’s capital.
The Detailed Project Report (DPR) for the 30.91 km Patna Metro Phase 1 project was created by RITES and authorised by Bihar’s state government on February 9, 2016. The Bihar government approved the formation of Patna Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (PMRCL) as the operator or special purpose vehicle for its execution on September 25, 2018, and the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) was selected as the General Consultant (GC) to assist with it.
The project is partially funded by a Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) official development assistance (ODA) loan.