Monday, January 09, 2017

Mumbai invites bids for metro lines 2B and 4

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MUMBAI Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has invited bids from civil engineering companies for 10 construction packages for the city’s new 23.5km metro Line 2B and the 32.32km Line 4.

MMRDA is executing both projects with both lines set to interchange at SG Barve Marg and Eastern Express Highway in Chembur.

The five packages for Line 2B encompass construction of various sections of viaduct and 23 stations as well as an elevated link to the depot at Mandale. They are worth a cumulative Rs 19.33bn ($US 283m). The five packages for Line 4 also encompass elevated sections of the route as well as 32 stations and are worth a combined Rs 26.77bn.

MMRDA requires that work on all of the packages is completed in 26 months, apart from one, CA-13 which comprises construction of a viaduct over the existing lines at Kurla and Lokmanya Tilak Terminus, with the winning contractor set to have 30 months to complete this work.

Tender documents were made available today and bidding will close on March 10. Bids are set to be opened on March 14 and construction is expected to begin in September following the monsoon season at which point Mumbai will have 124.42km of metro lines under construction.

Meanwhile in Delhi, the deputy chief minister announced on Friday via Twitter that the cabinet has approved construction of Delhi metro phase 4, which comprises six lines and 72 stations. However, there is not yet official confirmation of the announcement on the government’s website, or how the work is set to be funded.

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