UPMRC receives 7 bids for underground construction contract for Kanpur metro

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Lucknow, India (Urban Transport News): On September 30, 2020, Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (UPMRC) revealed that it had received 7 (seven) bids from major construction companies for the construction of an 8.621 km underground section of the Kanpur metro rail project.

The UPMRC opened the technical bids for the KNPCC-05 contract on September 30, 2020. The following seven companies submitted their bids as part of the tender process:

  1. Larsen & Toubro (L&T)
  2. Afcons Infrastructure Limited
  3. Shanghai Tunnel Engineering Co. Ltd. (STEC)
  4. DoÄŸuÅŸ Construction
  5. JMC – CAI JV
  6. Sam (India) Builtwell – Gulermak JV
  7. Tata Projects Ltd. (TPL)

The tender notice for this set of contracts was published on July 6, 2020 by the UMPRC. The estimated value of the contract is Rs 1400 crore.

The scope of work includes the design and construction of the tunnel from the start of the elevated ramp (after Motijheel station) to the end of Nayaganj station, including four underground metro stations (namely Chunniganj, Naveen Market, Bada Chauraha and Nayaganj) and ramp, including architectural finishes, E&M, TVS, ECS etc. on Corridor 1 of the Kanpur metro project in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India.

This section is part of the 23.785 km long Corridor I of Phase I of the Kanpur metro project. A 9 km long elevated section between IIT Kanpur and Motijheel is under construction by Afcons Infrastructure Limited. This section is financed by the European Investment Bank (EIB) with a loan of 650 million euros (approximately 5406.50 crore rupees).

In recent intraction with Urban Transport News, Kumar Keshav, Director General of UPMRC said that the UPMRC is committed to the goal of completing the priority section (IIT Kanpur-Motijheel) of the Kanpur metro by December 2021 and to begin operations of the entire 23,785 km comprising 22 stations from IIT Kanpur to Naubasta by the end of 2024.

For more details on the project, please consult the Kanpur Metro urban transport news page.

Bonny J. Streater

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