The civil works tender for building nine metro stations of the Kanpur Metro Rail project has seen AFCONS Infrastructure limited emerge as the lowest bidder, edging out competitors Larsen & Toubro Limited, KEC-CCECC JV and NCC, reports Urban Transport News.
The successful bid for the project means AFCONS Infrastructure will be responsible for constructing the nine initially planned nine metro stations in Kanpur and elevated viaduct structures for the same.
The nine stations are IIT Kanpur Station, Kalyanpur Railway Station, Motijheel Station, Gurudev Chauraha Station, Geeta Nagar Station, Rawatpur Railway Station, Kanpur University Station, SPM Hospital Station and Lala Lajpat Rai Hospital Station.
The contract for the said work is worth Rs 676 crore while the whole project will cost an estimated Rs 11,076.48 crore.
The technical bid for the project was also opened earlier last month (August 2019), and work will be contracted out for an estimated Rs 105.00 crore.
A number of cities in Uttar Pradesh are set to get their own metro rail systems in the coming years, with Agra and Kanpur metros already having received approval from the Centre, while metros for Meerut, Gorakhpur and Varanasi in various stages of planning.