Two firms bid for Operations & Maintenance Contract of Mumbai Trans Harbor Link Project

Naomi Pandya Posted on: 2023-12-27 17:15:00 Viewer: 2,372 Comments: 0 Country: India City: Mumbai

Two firms bid for Operations & Maintenance Contract of Mumbai Trans Harbor Link Project

Mumbai, India (Urban Transport News): In a significant development, GR Infraprojects (GRIL) and Gawar Constructions have officially thrown their hats into the ring by submitting bids for the operations and maintenance (O&M) contract of the much-anticipated Mumbai Trans Harbor Link (MTHL) project. The technical bids for this crucial phase were recently unsealed, marking a pivotal moment in the project's timeline.

Officially christened as the 'Atal Bihari Vajpayee Sewri – Nhava Sheva Atal Setu,' this 21.8 km marvel, commissioned by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA), seamlessly connects Sewri on the Mumbai end to Chirle on the Navi Mumbai end within Maharashtra. Anticipation has been built around this six-lane bridge, and the O&M contract is a vital component in ensuring its longevity and operational efficiency.

MMRDA initiated the bidding process for the O&M contract in early October, with an expected contractor engagement period of 2 years. The selected contractor will bear the responsibility of maintaining the bridge's civil structure and overseeing the operations of its Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS).

The submitted bids have now embarked on the journey of technical evaluation, a process anticipated to take a couple of weeks to complete. Adding another layer to the project, MMRDA recently opened bids for the appointment of a Project Management Consultant (PMC) to supervise the O&M contractor's activities. As of now, the bid opening date for this supervision role is set for January 8, 2024.

Both the O&M and PMC contracts play pivotal roles in ensuring the smooth and safe operation of traffic on the Mumbai Trans Harbor Link. Realistically, we can expect the bridge's inauguration to be approximately 30-60 days away, considering the ongoing evaluation processes.

The MTHL's construction journey involved the distribution of work across three civil packages awarded to Larsen and Toubro – IHI Corporation JV (Package 1), Daewoo E&C – Tata Projects Limited JV (Package 2), and Larsen and Toubro (Package 3). For a detailed scope of each package, interested parties can view the information page.

With the major civil work now completed, MMRDA and its contracted entities are actively engaged in crucial activities such as bridge load testing, lane marking, and landscaping works. The STRABAG – EFKON India JV, responsible for Package 4 (Intelligent Transport Systems or ITS), is at the forefront, installing equipment for toll management.

As the competitive spirit unfolds in the bidding process, the MTHL project inches closer to its operational phase. The collaboration between MMRDA and the selected contractors will be instrumental in shaping the success of this ambitious infrastructure project. Stay tuned for more updates as the Mumbai Trans Harbor Link prepares to become a vital artery in the region's transportation network.

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