Construction work of Rs 12,020 crore Surat Metro Project begins


Surat, India (Metro Rail Today): The construction work for phase 1 of Surat Metro Rail project has begun. The Gujrat Metro Rail Corporation (GMRC) Limited awarded Rs 3,002 crore for the construction of different civil works, including underground section.

GMRC officials has told media:
Work has started on the elevated corridor between Dream city to Majura Gate and in the underground section between Kapodara and Chowk Bazaar. Work has started on the 21.58-kilometre corridor between Sarthana and Dream city. 

This is the longest of the two corridors being built under Phase-1 of the project. GMRC has awarded tenders of  Rs 3,002 crore. This includes tenders for the underground section, which will be built at the cost of over Rs 1,870 crore. The first tender for building the 11.6-kilometre elevated section from Dream City to Chowk Bazar has been awarded to a joint venture between  Sadbhav Engineering Ltd and SP Singla Constructions Pvt Ltd. A joint venture between Gulermark and Sam (India) Builtwell has been awarded Rs 929 Crore contract. The contract is to build the underground section between Kapodara to Central Warehouse. The length of this section is 3.46 kilometres. 

Work for the six-odd kilometres of the underground section, which is on the same corridor between Dream City and Sarthana, has been allotted in two packages. J Kumar Infraprojects have been awarded the contract to construct the underground section between Chowk Bazar to Surat Railway Station. The length of this section is 3.6 km and will be constructed at the cost of Rs 943 crore. 

A fourth tender of Rs 350 crore has been awarded to ITD Cementation (India) Limited. The tender is for the construction of the Dream City Depot. The work also includes construction of Operations Control Centre and Metro Bhavan headquarters at Dream city. 

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