MMRCL Awards Rs-18115 Crore Contracts for Underground Metro Rail Project

MMRCL Awards Rs-18115 Crore Contracts for Underground Metro Rail Project

To complete the construction work of Mumbai’s costliest metro rail project, the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MMRCL) has awarded civil contracts of Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ route of Mumbai Metro Rail-III with a cost of Rs 18,114.9 crore to different companies including HCC, L&T and J. Kumar Infra with a JV with international companies.

The Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ route will be complete underground project and will have 26 underground stations and one at-grade station with total distance of 33.5 km. The civil contracts of entire 33.5 km have been awarded by MMRCL.

Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ route is already received go-ahead signal from Centre and Maharashtra government. The project is being implemented by MMRCL by raising a loan from Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

Three companies HCC, L&T and J. Kumar Infra with a JV with international companies have alone won the Rs12, 808 crore of the contract from MMRCL to design and construct underground metro stations and associated tunnels in Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ route, they have announced their contract last week.

Hindustan Construction Company (HCC) in JV with MMS of Russia has received the contract of Rs. 2523 crore for Mumbai Metro III.

Under the contract, both the JV companies will construct 4, 072 meter corridor of the underground metro line including four underground stations at Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Kalbadevi, Girgaon and Grant Road and twin bored tunnels of total length of 3,115 m, HCC said to complete this project in 55 months.

“HCC is pioneer in underground construction and has built parts of Kolkata Metro, Delhi Metro and Mumbai Metro – Phase I. With the cumulative experience we are confident of completing the work in an efficient and speedier manner that will benefit millions of Mumbaikars,” said Mr. Arun Karambelkar, President & CEO- E&C, HCC Ltd.

Along with awarding contract to HCC and MMS, MMRCL has also awarded a contract worth Rs 5,012 crore for Mumbai Metro Line-III to J. Kumar Infraprojects-CRTG in JV. Under this contract, The JV companies will design and construct and associated tunnels of seven underground stations in different packages including Dharavi, BKC, Vidhyanagari, Santacruz, CSIA domestic airport, Sahar Road and CSIA International Airport.

L&T Construction JV with STEC of China has also won a Mumbai Metro Line-III project contract worth Rs 5,273 crore, the project includes design and construction of underground stations and associated tunnels.

“The prestigious EPC project includes underground stations at Cuffe Parade, Vidhan Bhavan, Church Gate, Hutatma Chowk with associated tunnels from Cuffe Parade to CST for Package 1 and underground stations at Marol Naka, MIDC and SEEPZ with associated tunnels from International Airport to SEEPZ for Package 7. The project is scheduled to be completed in 48 months,” said the L&T in a press release.

This is a significant win in the heavy civil infrastructure space and we hope that this is a sign for many such projects involving vital infrastructure that are in the offing…, This mandate is truly representative of our expertise in building metros as we are already building some major metro projects in India and Middle East. With the support of our partners, we are confident of delivering as per the requirements of our client, said Mr. S.N. Subrahmanyan, Deputy Managing Director and President, L&T, after winning the contract.

Currently only 11.40 km long Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar route of Mumbai Metro-1 is operational in Mumbai, all other metro projects like Metro Line-II (Dahisar-Charkop-Bandra-Mankhurd, 40km), Metro Line-III (Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ, 33.5km) and Metro Line-IV (Wadala-Ghatkopar-Teen Hath Naka (Thane) – Kasarwadavli, 32km) are in different stages of planning and tendering.
The 33.5km of underground metro project of Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ are costliest metro project of the city; its estimated cost is Rs 23,136 crore.

The huge investments in Mumbai infrastructure open the scope for construction equipment manufacturers, where huge amount of equipment will be required in the city. Therefore, demand of new and used machines will rise in coming years, as all the projects started executing.

Earthmoving machines like excavators, Backhoe loaders, material handling machines like cranes, tippers and for construction of tunnel for underground stations, equipment like Tunnelling Jumbos, Roadheaders, load and haul equipment for tunnelling and other machines demand may raise as metro rail projects started implementing.

Source: Information has been obtained from HCC, L&T, J.Kumar Infra and MMRDA

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