MMRDA invites bids for Andheri-Dahisar metro line

Mumbai: The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) today invited e-tenders for the Rs 4,830-crore Andheri-East to Dahisar-East metro line-7.

The contract for the 16.5-km line involves designing and constructing an elevated viaduct and 16 stations on the Andheri-East-Dahisar-East metro corridor in three separate packages.

The three winning bidders will design and construct the entire corridor and 16 stations in 30 months, MMRDA said in a statement.

The first package consists of designing and constructing an elevated viaduct and five stations-- Andheri (E), Shankarwadi, JVLR Junction, Mahanand and New Ashok Nagar.

The second package consists of designing and constructing of an elevated viaduct and six elevated stations-- Aarey, Dindoshi, Pathan Wadi, Pushpa Park, Bandongri and Mahindra & Mahindra.

The final package includes designing and constructing an elevated viaduct and five elevated stations at Magathane, Devipada, National Park, Ovaripada and Dahisar-E.

The MMRDA will contribute Rs 2,320 crore, the state will loan Rs 733.5 crore, and the Centre will lend the rest for the project.

The statement said the pre-bid meeting will be held on January 7, 2016 and the last date for submission of tender documents is February 1, 2016.

Prime minister Narendra Modi had laid the foundation for the project last October and is part of the Fadnavis government's ambitious plan to build 118 km of metro line for the crowded city at an estimated cost of Rs 35,400 crore and is likely to be commissioned by March 2019.

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