NOIDA (Metro Rail News): Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC) opened technical bids on Wednesday for the construction of an elevated viaduct and five elevated stations for the 9.6 km long extension of Aqua Line from Noida Sector 51 to Greater Noida Sector 2 under Phase-2 and this time, it received bids from three companies which are –
- Ashoka Buildcon
- GR Infraprojects
- Sam India Builtwell
NMRC invited tenders for this work on 31st May this year with approximate cost of work to be INR 563.04 Crores and completion period of two years.
Tender Number: NMRC/Civil/NGNC/149/2021
Name of Work: Part Design and Construction of Elevated Viaduct and 5 elevated stations viz NOIDA SEC -122, NOIDA SEC-123, GR. NOIDA SEC-4, ECOTECH-12, GR. NOIDA SEC-2, (excluding Architectural finishing Works and PEB works of stations) from Chainage 0.00 m to Chainage 9605 m of Noida -Greater Noida Metro Rail Project.
This was the fourth time tenders are invited for this work with the previous three cancelled due to a lack of extensive participation in this tender from the construction companies.
The Uttar Pradesh cabinet in December 2019 approved the construction of 14.95 km long extension of Aqua Line from Noida Sector 51 to Knowledge Park V in Greater Noida with nine stations on the route at an estimated cost of INR 2,602 Crore.
The extension corridor is to be built in two phases. The first phase would be between Noida Sector 51 and Greater Noida Sector 2 (9.6 km). There will be five stations in the first phase, they are Noida Sector 122, Noida Sector 123, Greater Noida Sector 4, Eco Tech 12, and Greater Noida Sector 2 for which this tender was reinvited while the second phase would be between Greater Noida Sector 2 and Knowledge Park V (5.8 km) which will have four stations, they are Greater Noida Sector 3, Sector 10, Sector 12 and Knowledge Park V.
Hope this time the tender process culminate in awarding of this contract and subsequent initiation of civil construction works, as this time NMRC has received bids from three firms.