Patna, India (Urban Transport News): The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (DMRC) on July 19, 2021, opened the financial bids of underground civil contract packages PC-03 for construction of a 7.5-km section of Corridor 2 of the Patna Metro Rail Project.
As per the financial bid results, Larsen & Toubro Limited (L&T) emerged as the lowest bidders by beating three other major infrastructure firms. The financial positions of each bidder are as under:-
As per DMRC, the estimated cost of work was ₹1,958.81 crores and L&T has quoted above the estimates.
The scope of work under the PC-03 package includes the Design and Construction of the Twin Tunnel by Shield TBM, Tunnel by Cut & Cover, the Underground Ramp at Rajendra Nagar, and Six Underground metro stations viz. Rajendra Nagar, Moin Ul Haq Stadium, University, PMCH, Gandhi Maidan & Akashvani with Entry/Exits & Connecting subway including Architectural Finishing, Water Supply, Sanitary Installation & Drainage works on New ISBT to Patna Station of corridor-2 of Phase-I of Patna Metro Rail Project.
Tender for the above package was invited in September 2020 and technical bids were opened in January this year. Now the bids have been sent for evaluation and if everything is okay then DMRC will issue the letter of acceptance to commence the work.
The Patna Metro Rail Project is suffering from a lack of funding as there is no external funding agency has been finalized yet except funding from state and central government. The construction activities have not yet commenced properly despite two major civil contracts (package PC-01 & 02) already awarded.
As per the latest updates, YFC Projects emerged as the lowest bidder for PC-04 of the elevated contract package. The financial bids were opened on the same day.
The 14.5 km long Corridor-2 (North-South) of Patna Metro will connect Patna Junction to New ISBT through 12 metro stations proposed at Patna Railway Junction, Akashvani, Gandhi Maidan, PMCH, Patna University, Moin Ul Haq Stadium, Rajendra Nagar, Malahi Pakri, Khemni Chak, Bhoothnath, Zero Mile and New ISBT.
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