अहमदाबाद Ahmedabad (ADI): The first work order of Ahmedabad Metro Rail project has been awarded yesterday for Vastral-Apparel park stretch of Metro rail project construction which is likely to start by March 2015. The value of the Work Order is Rs. 278 crore.
Gujarat government arm Metrolink Express for Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad – MEGA company had invited tender for “construction of Elevated Viaduct from Vastral Gam to Apparel Park upto Ramp Start in Reach R-1 (Excluding the portions of Metro Rail Stations) including construction of viaduct for portion leading upto interface location of Metro Depot (East West Corridor) in Khokhra area from diverting point near Apparel Park Metro Rail Station”. Vastral village – Apparel Park (Khokhra) stretch is 6 km long. It is part of the first phase of Metro rail project connecting Vastral gam and Thaltej gam in east-west direction.
The tender was made public on 20 October. It was only for construction of elevated viaduct on 6 km stretch. There will be total 7 Metro stations on 7.5 km route, construction of which will be covered in separate tender. Distance between two stations will be around 1200-1500 meter.
A note issued today to media by MEGA said an Estimated expenditure of civil work of a 6 km elevated corridor between Vatral to Apparel park was Rs.266 crore. In response to MEGA notification inviting bids, a total of 9 companies had participated in this tender process. Technical bid was opened on 18 December last year. After scrutiny of technical qualification, 4 agencies were found successful. Later, financial bid was opened on 22 January 2015. After a scrutiny process, Mumbai based J. Kumar Infracon Projects ltd was found lowest-1(L1) in its offer with Rs. 278 crore bid. L&T, Simplex, Soma companies stayed at second, third and fourth position respectively. In a meeting of the board of directors held on 31 January 2015, J. Kumar Infracon Projects Ltd was issued a letter of acceptance. The work will begin by the end of this month and will be completed in 27 months period.
MEGA plans to operate 4-6 coaches to begin with at 45-100 km/hour speed.
Metro rail North-South corridor (APMC market to Motera stadium) and East-West corridor (Thaltej village to Vastral) are part of Metro rail project phase-1.
Phase-1 route length is 35.956 km, of which 29.621 will be over surface while 6.355 km route will be underground. 28 stations will be over the surface and 4 stations will be underground.
North-South corridor will begin at Motera stadium. It will pass through Sabarmati police station, power house, RTO over-bridge, Ranip 132 ring road, Ranip cross road, Vadaj AMTS bus-stand, Usmanpura, Ashram road, New Gandhigram, Madalpur, Paldi, Anjli, Vasna and end at APMC.
East-West corridor will begin at Thaltej village and pass through Doordarshan kendr, Gurukul road, Gujarat University, Commerce six roads, Stadium, Ashram road, Shahpur, Ghikanta, Kalupur railway station, Kankaria east (Gomtipur), Apparel park, Amraiwadi, Rabari colony, Vastral, Nirat char rasta and Vastral village, which will be the last station.
The project above is likely to be completed in year 2018.