The tendering process is being performed in phases by the implementing authority.
Mumbai: The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has started inviting bids for the construction of the Metro-6 (Lokhandwala-Jogeshwari-Vikhroli) project, which received the Maharashtra Cabinet’s nod last month. Tenders have been invited for ‘Package-1’ of the corridor, which includes the IIT Powai-Vikhroli section.
The DMRC will be executing this line as per a decision of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) that was taken in 2015. The DMRC expects the work for the line to commence in 2018, as the bids are planned to be opened for eligibility and evaluation on January 9.
The contract will be awarded for the construction of IIT Powai–Vikhroli section’s 4.771km elevated viaduct and three stations at IIT-Powai, Kanjurmarg and Vikhroli (EEH). The total contract cost is Rs 339 crore.
Metro line 6 is a 14.47km long corridor, which will start from Swami Samarth Nagar at Lokhandwala and end at Vikhroli. The total cost of the elevated corridor is more than Rs 6,000 crore. The tendering process is being performed in phases by the implementing authority. This line’s Kanjurmarg Station will be connected to Line-4’s Gandhi Nagar Station (likely to be renamed).