Mumbai, India (Metro Rail Today): In the latest development for Mumbai Metro Line 6 (Pink Line) project, four reputable firms have submitted bids for the supply and installation of ballastless tracks on this 15.18 km stretch that will connect Swami Samarth Nagar (Lokhandwala) to Vikhroli via 13 elevated stations.
This vital transportation infrastructure project is currently being executed by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC). Construction activities commenced in 2019 and are being carried out by J Kumar Infraprojects (Packages BC-01R1 & BC-03) and MBZ – EIIL JV (Package BC-02R).
This particular contract pertains to the track work for Line 6 and is a retender. The DMRC had initially invited tenders for Package MT-09 in August 2021, with an estimated value of Rs. 38.04 crore and a 450-day deadline for completion. However, the bidding process was abruptly canceled in September 2021 for unspecified "administrative reasons," just before the bid submission deadline expired.
In the new round, the DMRC re-invited bids in August 2023, with a revised estimated value of Rs 96.34 crore and a more generous 730-day (2-year) deadline for the project. Technical bids were recently opened, revealing four bidders vying for this significant contract.
The names of the Four Bidders Are:
The scope of work for this contract, as defined by DMRC, includes the installation, testing, and commissioning of a ballastless track, along with the supply of buffer stops, for Line 6 of the Mumbai Metro, spanning from S.S. Nagar to Vikhroli, covering a distance from Ch. -822.508m to Ch. 14380.755m.
Currently, the bids are undergoing technical evaluation. Once this phase is complete, the financial bids of the technically qualified bidders will be opened to determine the lowest bidder, who is likely to secure the contract.
This represents the third track work-related contract for Mumbai Metro Line 6. The previous contracts include:
Speaking of Kanjurmarg Depot, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has recently invited bids for the appointment of a General Consultant (GC) to oversee its civil construction (Package CA208). This unique contract suggests that MMRDA might lack the necessary manpower or resources to manage its execution independently. Technical bids for this contract are scheduled to open on October 18, so stay tuned with Metro Rail Today for the list of bidders.