KANPUR (Metro Rail News): In a recent development, Shapoorji Pallonji Group’s subsidiary Sterling & Wilson Pvt. Ltd. in a consortium with Russia’s GSC Construction Company today emerged as the lowest bidder for the 32.385 km Kanpur Metro‘s phase 1 750 Volts DC Third Rail Electrification and Power Supply contract after officials from the Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation (UPMRC) opened financial bids submitted by four firms.
UPMRC invited bids for this contract (Package KNPE 1&2) on February 20 with an estimated cost of Rs. 500 crore and opened technical bids in July to reveal 4 bidders. Technical bid evaluation was completed on August 25.
The contract includes works ranging from Design, Supply, Installation, Testing to Commissioning of Receiving cum Auxiliary Main Sub Stations Including High Voltage Cabling from Grid Substations, 750 Volts DC 3rd Rail Traction System, 33kV Cable Network, ASS, TSS & SCADA System for Corridor-1 & 2 of Kanpur Metro Rail Project at Kanpur. The bid will have a deadline of 40 months.