Published On: Wed, Apr 19th, 2017

Pune Metro construction tender short list 4 companies

The Rs.11,420-crore high capacity Pune Metro project  being executed by Maha Metro, government of India and Maharashtra government JV, nine companies had evinced interest  for the first of the construction tenders for Pune Metro of which four companies have been short listed are Afcon Infrastructure Ltd, Simplex Infrastructure Ltd, NCC Ltd and Gayatri Projects.

While Afcons, Simplex and NCC have made separate bids, Gayatri Projects and Major Bridge Engineering Company (MBEC) have bid as JV partners for this project.

The bidding was held for the construction of elevated metro rail viaduct of 10.795 kms from Pimpri Chinchwad to Range Hills. This is the first stretch on the North-South corridor for which the tender was floated.

The technical scrutiny is in progress of the four bids that have been qualified.  Finalization of the final winner is expected in a week’s time and start construction much earlier than the scheduled start in May 2017, said  Brijesh Dixit, MD, Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation (Maha Metro).

Maha Metro  are following the two-packet tendering system. The first is the technical packet and the second is a price packet. Only those who become eligible and meet all turn-over, experience and financial capability criteria will be short-listed and only their price packets will be opened and they will win the project,  Dixit said.

Companies can get into JVs in case they do not individually become eligible for the project and there is a provision to enable this.

Pune Metro Phase I has two corridors running East-West and North-South–a 16.59 -km line from PCMC to Swargate and 14.93-km from Vanaz to Ramwadi. The line will be elevated with 5 kms running underground section with 31 stations.

The construction for Pune Metro will involve some innovations such as building the line and stations independently. “Conventionally, stations are made with the viaduct, but we are taking the viaduct through the entire corridor uninterrupted.

Maha Metro is executing the Nagpur Metro project which is already in advanced stage with constructions in full swing. The design and build tendering system will helped cut costs by 10 percent at the Nagpur Metro.

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