Sep 29

Delhi Metro Rail floats tenders for Vijayawada Metro

HYDERABAD, SEPT 25:  Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) Ltd has invited e-tenders for design and construction of elevated viaduct and stations for the Vijayawada metro rail project.

Appointed as a consultant for the Vijayawada metro rail project, the DMRC has swung into action floating the first set of possibly many more tenders, indicating at the keenness to complete the project by 2018 set by the State.

The current tenders floated online are for two segments. One of the segments covers rail network, and five elevated stations on the Pandit Nehru Bus Stand–Nidamanuru corridor of Vijayawada Metro Project and similar network on the same corridor.

The State Government has taken up the Rs. 6,800-crore 26-km elevated metro rail project along two corridors initially with a proposal to extend this with another line.

The N Chandrababu Naidu Government has recently received a shot in the arm with the Centre agreeing to support the project even though the current population does not fit the overall requirement of a population of 20 lakh for a metro rail project.

The metro project was considered keeping in view the potential of the city and likely projected increase in population.

Sep 21

Fresh Tenders for Multi-level Flyovers

HYDERABAD: After cancelling the deferred annuity payment mode tenders floated last month for construction of 18 multi-level flyovers, grade separators and junctions in various parts of Greater Hyderabad under Strategic Road Development Plan (SRDP), the GHMC will float package-wise tenders on Saturday on engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) turnkey basis.

A pre-bid meeting with the firms will be held on September 29. Technical bids will be opened on November 4 and price bids on November 9.

The change will delay the project by another two months or even more.

The EPC tenders have been divided into five packages. Package-I (Rs 322.92 crore), Package-II (Rs 331.38 crore), Package-III (Rs 160.07 crore), Package-IV (Rs 196.13 crore) and Package-V (Rs 86.21 crore). The last date for submission of the bid is November 4. It will be international competitive bidding.

Under the EPC-turnkey system, the selected agency has to carry out survey, investigation, detailed design and drawings and construction of 18 multilevel flyovers, grade separators at different junctions in city with standard viaduct spans and obligatory spans, reinforced soil walls, crash barriers, friction slabs, approach slabs, pier protection works, anti-carbonation painting to the exposed concrete surfaces. Continue reading

Sep 15

MMC issued 20 tenders in violation of Nagar Nigam Act: Chief auditor

MEERUT: The chief auditor of Meerut Municipal Corporation has alleged that the civic body issued 20 tenders worth Rs 5.51 crore without conducting any survey report, map or detailed project report (DPR) in violation of the Nagar Nigam Act.

The tenders, which were passed on August 18, did not have approval from any of the competent authorities of the MMC, chief auditor Sachchidanand Tripathi has alleged in his letter to the MMC municipal commissioner, a copy of which is with TOI.

Tripathi said he had sought files related to the survey reports, maps and DPRs of all the 20 tenders issued by the engineering department on August 18 but no file was shown to him for audit purpose.

“It has been found several times that the engineering department has issued tenders without following the norms of Nagar Nigam Act, but no official, including divisional commissioner, municipal commissioner or mayor has tried to stop this corruption,” the letter read. Continue reading