New Delhi, India (Urban Transport News): Chinese multinational civil construction firm Shanghai Tunnel Engineering Co. Ltd. (STEC) has emerged as the lowest bidder among the five bidders for the construction of 5.6 km underground section between New Ashok Nagar and Sahibabad of Delhi-Meerut RRTS corridor.
The National Capital Region Transport Corporation Limited (NCRTC) has today opened financial bids of contract package 4 of the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS corridor. A total of five national and multinational bidders participated in the tender process. As per the results of financial bids disclosed by NCRTC, the position of all bidders are as under:-
NCRTC had invited global bids for the first underground civil construction package (DM/CN/COR-OF/086) in November last year and the Technical bids for this contract package were opened on 16 March 2020.
The scope of work includes Design and Construction of Tunnels by TBM from near New Ashok Nagar DN Ramp to Sahibabad UP Ramp and One Under Ground Station at Anand Vihar by Cut & Cover Method (including Architectural Finishing and Design, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of Electrical and Mechanical Systems including Fire detection & suppression Systems and Hydraulic systems) on Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS Corridor.
The firm has to complete the tunneling work between New Ashok Nagar and Sahibabad in 1095 days. As per the contract terms, the tunneling work will be carried out by TBM through the cut and cover method. This is the first underground contract package issued by the NCRTC. The letter of acceptance (LoA) is not yet issued to the STEC due to China-India tension on borders.
Shanghai Tunnel Engineering Co. Ltd. (STEC) is a China-based company that is engaged in the engineering and design of tunnels, railways, and roads, as well as the equipment manufacturing businesses including investment in infrastructure projects.
Global tenders for the construction of the 4.5 km underground section (from Brahampuri DN Ramp to Begumpul UP Ramp and 3 Under Ground Stations at Meerut Central, Bhaisali & Begumpur) has already been invited by NCRTC in February 2020 under contract package-8.
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