13 construction firms have bid for the construction contract of Bhopal Metro’s Subhash Nagar depot (package BH06) after the Madhya Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation (MPMRC) opened technical bids on December 3.
this depot Bhopal Metro Phase 1 The project is the third civic package so far and will be built on a 26.1 hectare land parcel, which is west of Subhash Nagar Station, It will serve as a common depot for the city’s two metro lines – the under-construction 14.99 km Purple Line (Karond Circle – AIIMS) and the 12.88 km Red Line (Bhadbhada Square – Ratnagiri Tiraha), which are in the planning stage.
MPMRCL invited tenders in August for construction of the depot with a time limit of 3 years and Rs. 322.91 million is estimated to be funded by the European Investment Bank (EIB) through a €400 million loan.
lead bidder (some may be in joint venture with others):
- Altis Holding Corporation
- Amara Raja Infra Private Limited
- Bansal Construction Works Pvt. Ltd.
- Bridge & Roof Company India Limited
- Cube Construction Engineering Ltd.
- Engineering Projects (India) Limited
- Ircon International Limited
- KEC Limited
- Montecarlo Limited
- Shalimar Corp Ltd
- SMS Limited
- Suraj Buildcon Pvt. Ltd.
- URC Construction Pvt. Ltd.
short range: Construction of Rolling Stock Depot cum Workshop at Subhash Nagar for Bhopal Metro Rail Project
The depot is planned to be built as per IGBC Platinum rating standards and will include standard train installation, washing/cleaning, inspection, maintenance, repair and overhaul facilities. Other design details such as number of stabling, workshop, inspection lines were not mentioned in the original tender notice and are still unknown at this time.
All the 13 bids have now been sent for technical bid evaluation, which may take a few months to complete. When this is done, the financial bids of the technically qualified bidders will be opened to find out who is the lowest bidder and the most likely contractor for its construction.
Bhopal’s Subhash Nagar depot will initially have 27 train-sets of 3 coaches (total 81 coaches) as part of a 156 coach rolling stock contract. Indore MetroFor which the bidding is going on now. A week before this, MPMRCL had received 16 bids for Gandhi Nagar depot in Indore- See details,