Date Of Post: 20 Nov, 2017
Mumbai: The MMRDA (Mumbai Metropolitan Regional Development Authority) invited bidders for five packages worth Rs 2,700 crore for the Metro-4 line (Wadala-Thane-Kasarvadavali). “We floated nine packages for Metro-4 & Metro-2B together, resulting in bids that were 25% higher. When we separated the two projects, like in the case of Metro-2B, and floated tenders for a few packages, we received bids that were just 8% higher. We will follow it in every bid,” a senior MMRDA official said.
The Metro-4 Corridor
- The 32.32-km long Metro-4 Corridor, which is estimated to cost Rs 14,549 crore, will connect Wadala in central Mumbai and the neighbouring Thane district.
- The Metro corridor will lead to development around the alignment, according to MMRDA.
- The corridor will provide another north-south rail connectivity.
Tender Floated For Metro 2B Corridor-
- Meanwhile, the planning authority has floated tenders for civil construction work of two packages for the Metro-2B corridor (Bandra Kurla Complex-Mandale) on Sunday.
- The two packages worth Rs 800 crore are for design & construction of 11 elevated metro stations along the corridor.
- The planning authority, recently, opened financial bids for 11 of the 22 stations, with the lowest bidder being Simplex Infrastructure Limited.
- The work contract will be awarded to Simplex after an approval from MMRDA’s executive committee, officials said.