Vijayawada, January 6

The estimations of metro project corridors construction works have increased within one year. This became evident after going through the advertisements for tenders given by Vijayawada Metro Rail Project Consultancy Company and Delhi Metro Rail Corporation.

With an increase of Rs 21.11 crore for each kilometer, the increased expenditure for 13.21 km stretch of Eluru road corridor is Rs 254 crore.

Tenders were invited for 13.21 km stretch from Pundit Nehru bus stand to Nidamanur under Karlmarx road metro corridor-2, on November 28 last year. The tender estimation is Rs 969 crore. The construction estimation in this corridor was Rs 73.35 crore per km.

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On October 26, 2015, DMRC invited tenders for the same corridor of 12.28 km from railway station to Nidamanur with Rs 663 crore estimations. Then the estimation was Rs 52.24 crore per km. As per DMRC estimations, the construction cost has increased by Rs 21.11 crore per km.

Tenders for Mahatma Gandhi road metro corridor works were not called earlier. Now tenders were called for the same with Rs 67.62 crore expenditure per km. Tenders are called for works for a stretch of 12.54 km from Pundit Nehru bus stand to Penamaluru. The last date for tender submission was extended from January 12 to February 9.

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