Delhi Metro Update: Tender invited for licensing of commercial bare space at New Delhi metro station on Airport Express line

Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Ltd.(DMRC) has invited open e-tenders from eligible applicants, who fulfil qualification criteria for Bid for licensing of commercial bare space at New Delhi Metro station on Airport Express Line of DMRC through open e-tender.

  • Tender Reference Number: 122A0002/NDRU
  • Name of Work: Bid for licensing of commercial bare space at New Delhi Metro station on Airport Express Line of DMRC through open e-tender.
  • EMD: INR 15,67,000 Lakh
  • Tenure Period: 8760 Days
  • Document Download / Sale Start Date: 01st November, 2022
  • Document Download / Sale End Date: 30th November, 2022
  • Pre-bid Meeting: 10th November, 2022
  • Bid Submission Start Date: 22nd November, 2022
  • Bid Submission End Date: 30th November, 2022
  • Tender Opening Date: 01st December, 2022


  • Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Limited (DMRC), a joint venture of the Government of India (GoI) and the Government of the National Capital Territory of Delhi (GNCTD) has completed the Phase I, Phase II and Phase III of the Delhi Metro and is currently engaged in the construction work of Phase IV of the MRTS project.
  • The Delhi Metro Airport Express Line is a Delhi Metro Line from New Delhi Metro Station to Dwarka Sector-21 Metro Station, linking the metro stations at Indira Gandhi International Airport, Aero city, Dhaula Kaun and Shivaji Stadium.
  • New Delhi Metro Station of Airport Express Line is also connected as an interchange station with New Delhi Metro Station on Line -2(Yellow line) of DMRC network. The Airport line, also known as the Orange Line is now operated by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Limited (DMRC).
  • New Delhi Metro Station is a part of the Delhi Airport Metro Express Line which is operating between Dwarka Sec-21 to New Delhi metro stations of DMRC network. It is an underground metro station of Delhi MRTS.
  • The station is situated in front of New Delhi Railway Station on Ajmeri Gate side in close proximity to Connaught Place, ITO, Daryaganj, Paharganj, etc and is easily accessible by roads, Metro Trains, Trains, etc from whole Delhi. The approximate area available for licensing is mentioned here as under:
    • Location: Mezzanine Level, Approximate Area (in sqm): 1313.00

Scope of the Work:

  • Licensee shall have the rights to utilise the said scheduled commercial bare space as  detailed in Annexure – I & also in Clause No. 1.3 of Chapter – 1 of tender document for  commercial purpose, except for banned usage/ negative list as per Annexure – II, of the DLA subject to the terms and conditions as detailed in this licence agreement &as specified by DMRC Ltd. Licensee shall be responsible for the following activities:
  • The offered scheduled commercial bare space as detailed in Annexure -I of tender document & this license agreement will be provided on “as is where is basis”. It is Successful Bidder’s/ Licensee’s responsibility to develop the entire offered & licensed space at their own cost as per DMRC specifications, operational and other feasibility and after obtaining prior approval from DMRC.
  • Licensee shall be permitted to develop the offered bare space/area licensed by creating only temporary structures as per DMRC specifications.
  • If due to any operational or other reasons, if any part or whole of the structure, developed in/at the licensed space, is required to be dismantled & removed at any time, the licensee shall do so peacefully, without any delay or demur and DMRC shall not be liable for any claim or for any compensation, cost, damages etc. on this account.
  • Licensee /s shall be required to execute all work at their own cost as required for commercial development of the scheduled tendered area where only temporary structure shall be constructed/developed.
  • Licensee/s shall be required to adhere to the building design, however, there are no limitations on planning and subdivision of the interior licensed floor space. However, within these parameters, maintaining the structural safety and integrity shall be the sole responsibility of the Licensee/s.
  • Licensee/s shall also ensure that  the proposed commercial development within the scheduled tendered area is not a safety hazard for DMRC civil structures and public at large. Licensee/s shall also ensure that all existing utilities and facilities (if any) falling within the said scheduled tendered space will be kept accessible and the Licensee/s shall not interfere or tamper with those installations at any time.
  • Notwithstanding anything mentioned above, the Licensee/s is required to adhere to the provisions of the prevailing master plan and the building bye-laws of the authorities having jurisdiction over the scheduled tendered space for the development works to be undertaken.
  • The Licensee/s shall obtain all clearances and sanctions as required from the competent authorities for building sub-plans, utilities, fire fighting, etc. at its own cost. It is to be clearly understood that all such clearances are to be obtained by the Licensee/s and the DMRC may only provide assistance wherever possible without any obligation.
  • Procuring all the permissions/ licenses etc. required from the statutory/ regulatory/ civic authorities concerned, to be able to use the tendered space for desired commercial purposes/ business, will be sole responsibility of the Licensee/s. DMRC shall not be responsible for any such procurement and shall not entertain any claims in this regard.
  • Fire fighting and other infrastructure created within the tendered space must be integrated with that already provided /planned for New Delhi metro station of Airport Express Line by DMRC.
  • Licensee/s shall at all times adhere to all provisions of the Delhi Metro Railway (Operation And Maintenance) Act, 2002 and amendments thereto and shall also comply with all notices and circulars issued by DMRC in this regard.
  • Operate, manage and maintain the entire offered / commercial bare space with adequate trained and experienced team for responsibilities as defined in this tender document/ license agreement.
  • The Licensee/s may use or allow the use of the tendered / licensed space for any activities except for activities mentioned in the list of banned usages placed at Annexure –II of this license agreement.
  • Marketing / Promoting / Sub- licensing of the offered bare space as specified in this license agreement. Except for sub- licensing the use of the tendered/ licensed space as per the terms of this license agreement, Licensee/s shall not assign any of its rights, or interest in respective license agreement in favour of any company/person(s) at any time and for any reasons whatsoever.
  • Under no circumstances, shall the commercial bare space or facilities constructed or installed at the licensed space / tendered space be mortgaged, charged or otherwise put under any lien (including negative lien), nor shall any charge or encumbrance be created or agreed to be created in favour of any person, including the Lenders/ Financial Institution (s)/ Banks etc.
  • Licensee/s shall ensure that no use of polythene baggage at the tendered area/ licensed area.
  • The Licensee/s shall be responsible for obtaining fire NOC for their licensed area/space from Delhi Fire Services.
  • Comply with all statutory requirements in connection with this license agreement.
  • Ensure regular and timely payments of all amounts due to DMRC and discharge all obligations as per provisions of this license agreement.
  • Payment of all statutory taxes, Goods & Service Tax (GST), local levies, statutory dues, etc. as and when due and as applicable.


  • The Applicant may be any entity i.e. sole proprietorship firm, a partnership firm or a  company having registered office in India & incorporated under companies act 1956/2013 or a combination of above in the form of Joint Venture (JV) or Consortium and should be having the following minimum average annual turnover /aggregate gross turnover from any business in the last 3 (three) financial years as given below:
    • Average annual turnover required (in ₹): 2.15 Crores
    • Aggregate gross turnover required in last 3  (three) financial years (in ₹): 6.45 Crores
  • The Applicant shall upload audited financial statements duly certified by its Statutory Auditor/Chartered Accountant including Profit & Loss account statement of last three financial years i.e. 2019-20, 2020-21 & 2021-22 and information as per Annexure-4.
  • The bidder may participate & bid for said bare space as mentioned in Annexure-I.
  • The Applicant shall submit the audited annual reports/ financial statements of the last 3 financial years. (In the present case, it shall be for, F.Y. 2019-20, 2020-21 & 2021-22) along with a certificate from statutory auditor/ chartered accountant as per Annexure -4. In case of JV/consortium, the financial audited reports of each relevant member of the consortium for the last 3 years as above shall be submitted.
  • If audited report/ financial statements for the latest F.Y. 2021-22 is not yet audited, then the Applicant (s) is required to submit financial statement / reports for F.Y. 2018-19, 2019-20 & 2020-21 along with an affidavit and a certificate from statutory auditor certifying that the balance sheet for F.Y. 2021-22 has not been audited so far.
  • In case audited financial statements of last 3(three) preceding years other than the last/ latest financial year i.e. 2021-22, are not submitted, the bid shall be considered as non-responsible and shall not be considered for evaluation.
  • In case of mismatch in financial data in the submitted documents i.e. in statutory auditors/chartered accountant’s certified documents and data in audited balance sheet P&L account etc, the data from the audited balance sheets & P/L account shall prevail.
  • An undertaking stating/providing the necessary supporting documents, including audited accounts and financial statements have been provided.

Tender document can only be obtained after registration of tenderer on the website

Source: DMRC- Tender |  Image Credit (representational): DMRC