Global tenders invited for Airport Metro project

Hyderabad: The Hyderabad Airport Metro Limited (HAML) on Tuesday called for global tenders for the selection of EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) contractor for the 31-km Hyderabad Airport Metro project.

HAML managing director N.V.S. Reddy, making the announcement, said it was a comprehensive open tender with an estimated contract value of Rs 5,688 crore for design and construction of the project. Overall project cost including other components will be Rs 6,250 crore.

Most of the preliminary works like land survey, peg marking, alignment fixation etc., have been completed while soil testing is underway, he informed. As per the updated survey and alignment fixation, now the 31-km corridor between Raidurg metro station and GMR International Airport terminal station will have an elevated portion of 29.3 km and underground portion of 1.7 km.

"It will have nine stations including one underground metro station adjacent to the airport terminal and four additional stations in the future. This is keeping in view the large-scale development of commercial and residential skyscrapers along the airport metro line alignment, and Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao’s vision of facilitating cost-effective accommodation on the outskirts and reverse commute to workplaces in the city by the Airport Metro line," he added. The last date for bid submission is July 5.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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