Mumbai Metro Line II snippets

The Maharashtra state government asked the seven shortlisted consortia, including the two firms led by the Ambani brothers and Tatas, to provide their detailed price quotation for the 38-km second Metro line between Charkop and Mankhurd via Bandra. It also decided to rehabilitate 14,000 project-affected-persons (PAPs) of this line on 50 hectares of a car depot plot in Charkop. The central government’s department of economic affairs and its empowered committee have already cleared the financial estimates of the project. The Union government has also promised its share of Rs 1,532 crore viability gap fund (VGF to be borne by the state, Centre and their agencies) for this Rs 7,660 crore project. Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) commissioner Ratnakar Gaikwad told the media that the technical bids of all seven consortia have been cleared and that they have been asked to participate in the last financial competition, to be held soon. “We will finalise one of them by December for execution and the bhoompiujan will be held in January 2009,’’ revealed Gaikwad. The line is going to have a total 27 stations.“Whichever consortium offers the lowest financial share for the government will win the bid. The Centre wants us to implement the project on public-private-partnership model and we will select the final bidder within a couple of months,’’ Gaikwad said.
Competitors in final round:
A consortium of L&T Infrastructure Development Projects Limited, GE India Infrastructure Pvt Ltd, and Construcciones Y Auxiliar De Ferrocarriles (world’s largest rolling stock manufacturers).
A consortium of pioneer Infratech, Mitsubishi and Tata Power GVK, Yeoh Tiong Lay of Malaysia, and Bombardier Transportation (USA).
A consortium of Reliance Industries Ltd led by Mukesh Ambani, Siemens, and Gammon India Ltd .
A consortium of Essar, Alstom, and Lanco.
A consortium of Infrastructure Leasing and Financial Services Ltd (IL&FS), IL&FS Transportation Networks Ltd, and Punjlloyd Limited.
A consortium of Anil Ambani-led Reliance Energy, Reliance Communication and SNC Lavalin. Project Specifications:
Total length: 38-km with elevated stretch of 28-km and 10-km of underground section.
Number of stations: 27.
Deadline: 2012 .
Date to finalise bids: December 2008 .
Commencement: January 2009 .
Total cost: Rs 7,660 crore .
Total expected VGF: Rs 1,532 crore

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