On 18th January 2021, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched Ahmedabad Metro Rail Project Phase-II and Surat Metro Rail Project by performing the Bhoomi Poojan. The ceremony was conducted via video conference.
Status of Ahmedabad and Surat Metro Rail Projects
Ahmedabad Metro Rail Project
This is a rapid transit system for Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar, Gujarat and is being constructed under Gujarat Metro Rail Corporation Limited (GMRCL), formerly called Metro-Link Express for Gandhinagar And Ahmedabad (MEGA) Co. Ltd. The project is presently being implemented in two phases:
Ahmedabad Metro Rail Project Phase-I
Total length of Ahmedabad Metro Phase-I is about 40.03 Km, out of which approximately 6.5 Km is operational and the remaining 33.5 Km is expected to be completed by August 2022. The estimated cost of Ahmedabad Metro’s Phase-I project is Rs. 10,773 Cr.
Contracts Awarded: General Consultant (GC) of phase 1 is a JV of SYSTRA–RITES–Oriental–AECOM. Hyundai Rotem is the supplier for 96 rolling stock coaches. Nippon signal is the supplier for Signaling and Train control systems. Shenzhen Fangda Automatic System Co. Ltd. is the supplier for platform screen doors. Elevators and Escalators are supplied by Johnson Lifts Pvt. Ltd.–SJEC Corporation JV and Certifer SA (France) respectively.
Ahmedabad Metro Rail Project Phase 2
This is an extension of Ahmedabad Metro Rail Project Phase-I, Phase-II is 28.25 Km long with two corridors. Corridor-1 is 22.8 Km long from Motera Stadium to Mahatma Mandir and Corridor-2 is 5.4 Km long running from GNLU to GIFT-City. The expected cost of Ahmedabad Metro’s Phase-II project is Rs 5,384 crore and is expected to be completed by 2026.
Contracts Awarded: Detailed design consultant for Phase -II Corridor-1 has been awarded to the JV of SYSTRA and SYSTRA MVA Consulting Pvt. Ltd. Geotechnical Investigation Agency for Corridor-I is M/s. M K Soil Testing Laboratory. For civil package C1and C2, the lowest bidders are Afcons Infrastructure and Buildcon respectively.
Surat Metro Rail Project
This is an under-construction rapid transit rail system for Surat in Gujarat and is being constructed under Gujarat Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. (GMRCL), formerly called MEGA. Surat Metro Rail Project is 40.35 Km long and comprises of two corridors. Corridor-1 is 21.61 Km long and is from Sarthana to Dream City, whereas Corridor-2 is 18.74 Km long and is from Bhesan to Saroli. The expected cost of the Surat Metro Rail Project is Rs 12,020 Cr.
Contracts Awarded: Detailed Design Consultant for corridor-1 is a JV of SYSTRA and SYSTRA MVA Consulting Private limited. Civil Packages CS1, CS2 and CS3 have been awarded to JV of Sadbhav Engineering-SP Singla Construction, Gulermak–Sam India Builtwell JV (lowest bidder- LoA Pending) and J Kumar Infra projects respectively.
Live Tenders: GMRC ltd. has invited bids for detailed design consultancy service for subway environment simulation studies & computational fluid dynamics for entire underground section. Last date for the submission of bid is 23rd February 2021.
The tender for Development and construction of Dream City Depot including Metro Bhavan and associated E&M works under corridor C1 has been issued by GMRC. Last date for submission is 18th February 2021.