Lucknow Metro Board approves RFP for engagement of General Consultants for North-South corridor

Lucknow (LKO): The meeting of the board of directors of Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC) was held on Friday under the chairmanship of chief secretary of UP, Alok Ranjan. The board approved change in the registered address of LMRC from Janpath, Hazratganj, Lucknow to the new office in Vipin Khand, Gomti Nagar from where LMRC has started functioning since May, 2015 after the building was allotted by the government.

The board approved floating of a very important tender for Telecommunication Systems for entire 23 km of Phase 1A (North – South corridor) of Lucknow Metro project for which LMRC will put tender on sale from June 23, 2015. The tenders from firms shall be received on August 25, 2015.

The board approved expression of interest tender called for engagement of General Consultants for North – South corridor (Phase-1A project) of Lucknow Metro. The tender was processed through interim consultant (DMRC) and has been finalised by LMRC. Three international firms participated in the tender and all of them have been shortlisted for further calling of request for proposal (RFP) and award of contract for general consultancy contract for the project.

LMRC said, “Consent from prospective funding institution has also been obtained by LMRC for both GC and Telecommunication tender.” Board has asked LMRC to directly take further action in floating of this important tender (GC) for expediting the same. LMRC accordingly got the tender document for request for proposal (RFP) also approved in the board meeting and would float this tender very soon.

The board of directors also approved the recommendation of LMRC regarding award of work for construction of cantilever special span of approximately 255 meter (central span of 105 meter and end spans each of 75 meter approx.) at Mawaiya railway crossing. This work is very urgent and crucial from the point of view of commissioning of the priority section from Transport Nagar to Charbagh by December, 2016.

This tender was called earlier also twice, however, could not be finalised on account of no response on the first occasion and very high rates the second time. In third attempt, LMRC has been able to get an acceptable offer and accordingly awarded the contract to take-up this work quickly.

LMRC has also obtained approval from the board to open financial offers in tender for architectural finishes and electrical and mechanical works for the eight elevated stations on priority section where civil construction is already in progress. This tender will also be finalised by LMRC very soon. The board of directors expressed their satisfaction on the overall progress of metro work and desired that all efforts should be made to complete the work within the target date of Dec 2016.