Eleven companies are vying to get the order to build Mumbai Metro’s Line 12 which will run between Kalyan and Taloja, as reported by The MetroRailGuy.
Earlier in February 2023, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) had floated tenders for the construction of Line 12 through two civil packages with a 30-month deadline.
These firms have submitted a total of 19 bids for two packages of the project.
While Afcons Infrastructure, Gawar Construction, G R Infraprojects, J Kumar Infraprojects, Kalpataru Power Transmission, KEC International, and Larsen and Toubro have placed bid for both the packages; NCC, SAM India Builtwell, SP Singla Constructions and Tata Projects have placed bid for only one package.
The 20.07-km-long Metro Line 12, also called Orange Line, will be fully elevated and will have 17 stations.
The station planned as part of the Orange Line include Ganesh Nagar, Pisavali Gaon, Golvali, Dombivli MIDC, Sagaon, Sonarpada, Manpada, Hedutane, Kolegaon, Nilje Gaon, Vadavli (Khu), Bale, Waklan, Turbhe, Pisarve Depot, Pisarve and Taloja.
The Kalyan Taloja Line 12 will have interchange at APMC Market Kalyan (Metro Line-5 Thane-Bhiwandi-Kalyan) and Taloja (Navi Mumbai Metro).
To be funded by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the total project cost of Metro Line 12 is Rs 5,494 crore and the expected deadline for completion of the work is October 2025.
According to the detailed project report (DPR) prepared by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), purpose of this corridor is to decongest the Mumbai city and accelerate the development activities in the area covered by this corridor.
Once ready, Metro Line 12 is expected to carry a ridership of 1.92 lakh by 2031 and Peak Hour Peak Direction Traffic (PHPDT) of 9,156.