The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has awarded the Mumbai Metro-7 corridor project from Andheri (E) to Dahisar (E) to Simplex Infrastructure Ltd, J Kumar Infraprojects Ltd and NCC Ltd for three different packages.
The Executive Committee of MMRDA has taken this decision on Monday. MMRDA is the nodal agency for Mumbai Metro projects.
“The Executive Committee of the MMRDA, headed by Mr. Swadhin Kshatriya, Maharashtra Chief Secretary accorded administrative approval to the appointment of contractors to design and construct an elevated viaduct and 16 stations on the 16.5-km long Metro-7 corridor from Andheri (E) to Dahisar (E) in three packages”, MMRDA said in a statement.
Simplex Infrastructure has won the contract to design and construct the first package consisting of an elevated viaduct and five elevated stations, namely Andheri (E), Shankarwadi, JVLR Junction, Mahanand and New Ashok Nagar.
J Kumar Infraprojects has been awarded the project to design and construct the second package consisting of an elevated viaduct and six elevated stations, including- Aarey, Dindoshi, Pathan Wadi, Pushpa Park, Bandongri and Mahindra & Mahindra.
NCC Ltd has given the contract to design and construct the third package consisting of an elevated viaduct and five elevated stations at Magathane, Devipada, National Park, Ovaripada and Dahisar (E).
These three winning bidders have given 30 months time period to complete design and construct all 16 stations of the entire metro corridor.
Last month, MMRDA has announced Rs 6,647.67 crore budget for the year 2016-17. Out of this, MMRDA has allocated Rs 2,151 crore for metro projects. The Authority has spared Rs. 500-crore each for the first phase of the Dahisar to DN Nagar (18.5-km, 17 stations, Rs. 4,994 crore) and the Andheri (East) to Dahisar (East) (16.5- km, 16 stations, Rs. 4,737 crore) Metro corridors, Rs. 1,000-crore have been allotted to the Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ (33.5-km, 27 stations, Rs. 23,136 crore) Metro corridor, Rs 100 crore for the implementation of other Metro corridors from the Master Plan for the 118-km Metro network, Rs. 46.25 crore for Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar and Rs.5.50 crore for the review of and Studies of Metro corridors in the Master Plan.
The 16.5-km long Metro-7 corridor from Andheri (E) to Dahisar (E) is estimated Rs 6,208 crore investment by the time of completion of the project in 2019.
The remaining investment will come through public private partnership (PPP) model.
The government has planned eight metro corridors in Mumbai and one is in Thane.
The Mumbai Metro Rail phase-3, Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ route will be the costliest and longest among all eight corridors, it will be built underground. The total distance will be 33.5 km long and will have 27 stations, will cater to the huge office crowd and will tackle the rising traffic. The project cost estimated by authorities is Rs. 23,136 crore, which could go up by the time of completion of the project. The government has set the deadline to complete the project by 2022.
Currently only one metro project, which is operational in Mumbai is 11.40 km Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar, all other metro projects are in different stages of planning and tendering, the work of the few projects is expected to start this year.
Source: Information in this article has been obtained from MMRDA website