Mumbai Metro III project receives 31 bids from 9 consortiums

Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC), which is implementing the Rs 23,136 crore project, has received 31 bids from nine consortiums for the corridor, which will be developed in seven parts

Even as the issue of the car depot, which is one of the most crucial components for any metro corridor is yet to be solved for the Colaba-Bandra Seepz metro line three, the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) has received overwhelming response from national as well as international companies to construct the 33.5-km long Metro-3 corridor.

In all 31 bids from 9 consortiums have been received by the MMRC for the 7 packages.

There are 4 bidders each for the first four packages and there are 5, 7 and 3 bidders for the next three packages respectively.

It should be noted that the Metro line three has been in the news for all the wrong reasons, which includes the opposition to the car depot coming up at Aarey Colony. The CM-appointed Experts committee will be submitting its report soon after which a decision regarding the car depot will be taken. The line three has also been facing criticism from south Mumbai residents also.

“The response shown is very encouraging”, said Ashwini Bhide, Managing Director, MMRC. “The response also indicates the kind of confidence bidders have in the government and its agency. The Metro-3 corridor will certainly reduce the congestion in the suburban railway and avoid unfortunate loss of life due to congestion. It is high time we respected human life”, added Bhide.

The consortiums that filed the 31 bids are:

M/s. AFCONS Infrastructure Ltd./Kyivmetrobud

M/s. Continental Engineering Corporation/ITD Cementation India
Ltd/Tata Projects Ltd

M/s. DOGUS/SOMA

M/s. IL&FS Engineering and Construction Company Ltd/China Railway 25th
Bureau Group Co.Ltd

M/s. J.Kumar Infraprojects Ltd/China Railway No.3 Engineering Group Co.Ltd

M/s. Larsen & Toubro Ltd/Shanghai Tunnel Engineering Co. Ltd

M/s. OSJC Moscow Metrostroy/Hindustan Construction Co.Ltd

M/s. Pratibha Industries Ltd/Guandong Yuantian Engineering Co.

M/s. Unity Infraprojects Ltd/IVRCL Ltd/China Railway Tunnel Group Co. Ltd

The 7 packages for which the bids have been submitted and the stations are

Package 1

Cuffe Parade, Vidhan Bhavan, Churchgate (All cut n’ cover)

Hutatma chowk (New Australian Tunnelling Method)

Package 2

CST Metro (C&C) Kalabadevi, Girgaon (Both NATM), Grant Road (C&C)

Package 3

Central Metro, Mahalaxmi, Science Museum, Worli, Acharya Atre Chowk (All C&C)

Package 4

Siddhivinayak, Dadar (Both C&C), Sitaladevi (NATM)

Package 5

Dharavi, BKC, Vidyanagari (All C&C), Santacruz (NATM)

Package 6

Domestic Airport, Sahar Airport, International Airport (All C&C)

Package 7

Marol Naka (NATM), MIDC, SEEPZ (Both C&C) & Aarey Depot (At grade)

Each package comprises of 4 to 5 km long twin tunnel.

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