A year after starting the tendering process for the Colaba-Bandra-Seepz Metro, billed to be the country’s longest underground Metro rail corridor, the Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC) has now finalised a list of nine consortia eligible for financial bidding after scrutinising pre-qualification tenders. Intending to finalise contracts and start work by the year-end, the MMRC will issue Requests for Proposals (RFP) to the nine pre-qualified firms in the next few days. A total of 14 consortia had submitted pre-qualification bids for the Colaba-Bandra-Seepz Metro. The nine consortia declared eligible are AFCONS Infrastructure Ltd-Kyivmetrobud, DOGUS-SOMA, CEC-ITD Cementation India-Tata Projects Ltd, IL&FS Engineering and Construction-China Railway 25th Bureau Group, J Kumar Infraprojects-China Railway Engineering Group Co, Larsen & Toubro-Shanghai Tunnel Engineering Company, OSJC Moscow Metrostroy-Hindustan Construction Company, Pratibha Industries-Guandong Yuantian Engineering and Unity Infraprojects Ltd-IVRCL Ltd-China Railway Tunnel Group.
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