Joint venture formed among Vijay Nirman Company Pvt. Ltd. (VNC), KEC International Ltd. and Malaysia-based Emrail Sdn Bhd has emerged as the lowest bidder for a contract to supply and install standard gauge rails for Ahmedabad Metro’s Phase 2 project.
Ahmedabad Phase 2 project will extend the existing Red Line of the Ahmedabad Metro by 22.838 Km. It will connect Motera Stadium to Mahatma Mandir via 20 metro stations. Phase 2 also includes a 5.416 Km spur from GNLU to GIFT City.
Scope of work in this project entails designing, supplying, installing, testing and commissioning an elevated ballast-less track from Motera to Mahatma Mandir and GNLU to GIFT City. The tender also specifies the development of connecting tracks to the Metro Rail Depot, which can be of the ballasted, ballast-less or embedded type.
Tender for this project was floated by Gujarat Metro Rail Corporation (GMRC) in January 2022, and VNC-KEC-Emrail JV emerged as the lowest bidder in June 2022.