MUMBAI (Metro Rail News): Mumbai Metro Rail Development Authority (MMRDA) declared Sam India Builtwell the lowest bidder for the Mumbai Metro’s Kanjurmurg Depot Contract.
It entails the construction of a depot to support the Mumbai metro’s 15.18 Km long Pink Line or Metro Line 6. It will connect Swami Samarth Nagar (Lokhandwala) to Vikhroli via 13 elevated stations. Further, the depot will be connected to the main line through a 4.771 km Package BC-01R1, under construction by J Kumar Infraprojects.
Scope of the Contract
The scope of the contract entails the construction of a depot and essential staff quarters at Kanjurmarg for metro line 6 of the Mumbai Metro Rail Project.
Higher than estimation
Sam India’s bid is higher than the total project cost estimated by MMRDA. It is 7.64% more than the MMRDA’s estimate of Rs. 508.57 crore.
Award of the Contract
MMRDA usually takes 5-6 months to award a contract. Either we take the case of Line-5’s depot contract to Rithwik, which took around six months or Line-4’s depot contract to SEW – VSE JV, which took around five months.
The process would likely enter negotiations as the bid exceeds the estimate. Further, a waiting period of nearly 5-6 months is expected in the awarding of the contract.
Latest Updates on Line 6
As of the latest reports, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has reinvited bids for the strategic 15.18 km long metro Line 6 running from Swami Samarth Nagar to Vikhroli for rolling stock (18 trains of 6 coaches), CBTC signalling & train control (S&TC), telecommunication, platform screen doors (PSDs), and depot machinery & plant (M&P) for Kanjurmarg Depot.
Line 6, Mumbai Metro
The Mumbai Metro Line 6 is a high-speed transit system in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. Stretching over 14.477 km (8.996 mi), this elevated metro line will link Lokhandwala Complex to Vikhroli, featuring 13 stations along its route. Notably, it provides seamless connectivity to the Western line of the Mumbai Suburban Railway at Jogeshwari and the Central line at Kanjurmarg.
The anticipated timeframe for completion is November or December of 2024.
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