Kochi: The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has invited fresh tenders for the civil works on two stretches and a bridge in the second phase of the Kochi Metro Rail construction. The stretches are from Maharaja’s College to Ernakulam South and from Vyttila Kunnara Park to Pettah.
The tenders will be open from July 18 to August 22. The estimated cost of work as per the tender is Rs.294 crore, which include the constructions of elevated viaducts and three stations – Ernakulam South, Thykkoodam and Pettah. The completion period is 20 months. The work will be allotted on August 23.
The re-tendering of the works was done as Soma Construction and Era-Ranken failed to execute the phase I work on time. The first phase was restricted up to the Maharaja’s College because of the delay.
Soma Constructions was earlier entrusted with the work of the stretch between South overbridge and Vyttila after Era-Ranken defaulted on the schedule.Chambakkara bridge
The DMRC has also invited tenders for constructing a two-lane overbrigde at Chambakkara. The widening of the Vyttila-Pettah road was yet to get gather momentum because of the delay in the reconstruction of the Chambakkara bridge. The total estimated cost of the work is Rs 55.96 crore.