IRCON invites bids for balance work of extension of Underground Substations in Tunnel for Katra-Banihal section of USBRL project

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IRCON International Limited (A Govt. of India Undertaking) on behalf of Northern Railway has invited online bids in two packet systems on prescribed forms from bonafide  firms/companies having requisite experience and financial capacity for execution of the work detailed in the table given below. 

  • Tender Reference Number: IRCON/JK-CELL/JAT/14/1014/K-B/ USS-T-74R/484
  • Name of Work: Balance Work of Extension of Underground Substations (USS) in Tunnel T-74R (USS1, USS2 & USS3) on Katra – Banihal Section of Udhampur – Srinagar – Baramulla New BG Railway Line Project. (Package: USS-74R ).
  • Estimated Cost of Work: INR 5.42
  • Document Download / Sale Start Date: 15-Sep-2021
  • Document Download / Sale End Date: 06-Oct-2021
  • Bid Opening Date: 07-Oct-2021
  • Bid Submission Start Date: 28-Sep-2021
  • Bid Submission End Date: 06-Oct-2021

Scope of Work:

The scope of work includes the following:

  • Extension of Underground Substation (USS1, USS2 & USS3) in Tunnel T-74R includes the work of Cutting and removal of concrete lining and disposal, Underground mining Excavation, Primary support, Final concrete lining with Water proofing membrane and Geotextile, 2nd stage concrete etc. as a complete job as per approved drawings and technical specifications as directed by Engineer in charge.
  • Submission of methodology and Quality Assurance (QA) plan as per drawing for approval of IRCON/NR.
  • Making all necessary arrangements for lining work like shuttering/Gantry, material manpower, etc.
  • All safety provisions for working in tunnels are to be followed as per safety plan. To ensure proper supervision of work to achieve desired Quality and safety at site is the responsibility of the Agency.
  • Day to day inspection of work in progress, QA tests being carried out by the contractor in line with the QA plan. Approval of material for construction
  • Preparation and submission of monthly review report / progress review report.
  • Contractor is required to submit a method statement for execution of work to IRCON.
  • Preparation and submission of progress review report, adequacy of mobilization of resources by the Agency.

The work mainly involves:-

  • USS1: 
    • The existing size of USS1 is 16 m x 7m and it is completed with lining. As per the requirement of the Electrical section, the revised size of USS1 is 23 m x 7m and hence 7m x7m has to be extended (The revised drawing of USS 1 is enclosed). 
    • This work involves Cutting and removal of concrete lining and disposal, Underground mining Excavation, Primary support, Final concrete lining with Waterproofing membrane and Geotextile, 2 nd stage concrete etc.
  • USS2: 
    • The existing size of USS2 is 16 m x 7m and it is completed with lining. As per the requirement of the Electrical section, the revised size of USS2 is 30 m x 7m and hence 14m x7m has to be extended (The revised drawing of USS 2 is enclosed). 
    • This work involves Cutting and removal of concrete lining and disposal, Underground mining Excavation, Primary support, Final concrete lining with Waterproofing membrane and Geotextile, 2 nd stage concrete etc.
  • USS3: 
    • The existing size of USS3 is 16 m x 7m and the primary support is completed and lining is pending. As per the requirement of the Electrical section, the revised size of USS2 is 23 m x 7m and hence 7m x7m has to be extended (The revised drawing of USS 3 is enclosed). 
    • This work involves Underground mining Excavation, Primary support, Final concrete lining with Waterproofing membrane and Geotextile, 2 nd stage concrete etc.

There are 4 Schedules and consists of Schedule A (Excavation – Open/Underground), Schedule B1 Consists of Rock Bolts and Other Steel Supports etc., Schedule B2 (Shotcrete and Concrete Works), Schedule C (Drainage and Miscellaneous works)

About Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla Rail link Project:

  • Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla Rail link Project (USBRL) having length of 272 Km long Railway Line from Udhampur to Baramulla joining the Kashmir valley with rest of the country and has been declared as National Project in 2002.
  • Out of 272 Km of USBRL Project, work has been completed on 161 Km and commissioned.
  • Status of work sub-divided into three legs is as under:
    • Udhampur to Katra – 25km  (commissioned in July 2014).
    • Quazigund to Baramulla – 118 km (commissioned in Oct., 2009).
    • Banihal to Quazigund – 18 km  (commissioned in June 2013).
    • Katra to Banihal – 111 km in progress (Target 2022-23).

Website https://etenders.gov.in/eprocure/app may be referred for detailed terms and conditions of the bidding documents, which is available online.


Source: IRCON-Tender | Image Credit (representational): MoR

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