PATNA (Metro Rail News): YFC Projects Ltd. emerged as the lowest bidder for Package PC-04 of roughly 8 km with two different elevated sections on Line-1 of Patna Metro after Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) opened financial bids on Monday.
The first section is from Danapur to Pataliputra Junction of roughly 4 km passing through four stations. The second section is from Mithapur Ramp to Khemni Chak Station of another roughly 4 km passing through three stations. Khemni Chak Station is the interchange station for Line-1 and Line-2 under Phase-1 of Patna Metro.
The package also includes the construction of seven stations namely – Danapur, Saguna More, RPS More, Patliputra, Mithapur, Ramkrishna Nagar and Jaganpura Station.
DMRC invited bids for this package in September 2020 with an estimated cost of INR 527.62 Crores and completion period of 36 months. Technical bids were opened in November 2020 which revealed name of four bidders.
Later, one bidder disqualified among the four based on technical evaluation and financial bids of the remaining three technically qualified bidders opened yesterday. Name of firms and financial bid values is given below –
- YFC Projects Ltd. – INR 553.49 Crores
- Sam India Builtwell Pvt. Ltd.– INR 587.63 Crores
- NCC Ltd. – INR 614.94 Crores
As the bid value by YFC Projects is slightly on the higher side in comparison to DMRC estimated cost for this contract, based on evaluation, it is still highly likely that the contract will be awarded to YFC Projects in the coming weeks.
Line-1 (East-West Line) of Patna Metro under Phase-2 will have length of 16.86 km from Danapur Cantonment to Khemni Chak with total 14 stations on the route.
These 14 stations are – Danapur, Saguna More, RPS More, Patliputra Junction, Rukunpura, Raja Bazaar, Patna Zoo, Vikas Bhawan, Vidyut Bhawan, Patna Junction (Interchange), Mithapur, Ramkrishna Nagar, Jaganpura and Khemni Chak (Interchange).