The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has floated tenders for the balance works on Metro Line 2B from DN Nagar-Mandale with the total distance of 23.643 km long elevated corridor. The estimated expense of the fresh tender is pegged at Rs 4.74 billion and it will be completed within 30 months from the date of started of a given contract.
The authority floated three separate tenders for the left works along the corridor, that include the construction of a viaduct, 15 stations and the proposed car depot at Mandale in Mankhurd. It will provide interconnectivity between the existing Western Express Highway, Eastern Express Highway, Western Railway, Central Railway, Mono Rail, Metro Line-1 and Metro Line 2A, Metro Line 4 and Metro Line 3 under implementation.
The first tender is for an elevated viaduct and five stations work that had been given to a consortium of MBZ and RCC for Rs 5.21 billion. The earlier contractor completed only 4.48 per cent of the work on the 5.9-km stretch in 30 months, sources said.
The RCC-MBZ JV had also been awarded the contract to construct the metro car depot at Mandale at a cost of Rs 3.90 billion, where it managed to achieve only 6.98 per cent of the work in 36 months. The MMRDA has floated a tender for all these construction works to be completed in 42 months at an estimated cost of Rs 4.64 billion.
The third tender pertains to the work that had been given to Simplex Infrastructure and covers civil works on 12.7 kilometres of the corridor, commencing from ESIC Nagar in Andheri (West) to Income Tax office in Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC). The earlier contract, given for Rs 10 billion, also covered the construction work of 10 stations on the stretch. As per the sources, the contractor only managed to do 5.07 per cent of the work in 30 months. In the new tender, the balance works are supposed to be completed in 30 months at a cost of Rs 10.58 billion.