Pune Metro partners with Myrtle Project & Consultancy for crucial geotechnical investigation

In an effort to significantly improve urban mobility in Pune, the Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation (MMRCL) has recently announced its partnership with Myrtle Project & Consultancy Pvt. Ltd. This strategic collaboration focuses on the Geotechnical Investigation of the underground sections for the Phase-1 extension, a critical step in the project’s progression.

Tender Details:

  • Tender Reference Number: P1Misc-34/2024
  • Name of Work: Geotechnical Investigation of underground section of NS Corridor Phase-1 extension Swargate-Katraj of Pune Metro Rail Project.
  • The Completion Period of the Contract is: 03 Months
  • The Awarded Value of the Tender is: Rs. 1,69,99,729/-


It is proposed to do on an average 30 m of vertical drilling in soil, overburden & rock, conducting laboratory tests including submission of report for “Geotechnical Investigations of underground section of NS corridor from Swargate to Katraj (CH. 16440.000- 21923.582) for Pune Metro Rail Project”.

Scope of Work Includes:

  • Drilling of Boreholes of depth varying from 20 m to 40 m in soil, rock & overburden from the existing ground surface, to determine the in-situ engineering properties.
  • Conducting Standard Penetration Test at every 3.0m alternate interval starting from first sample at 1.5m depth or at the change of stratum as per IS: 2131.
  • Collection of Undisturbed soil samples at 3 m alternate interval as per IS: 2132.
  • Preparation of bore logs and location plan of boreholes on computer by using suitable Software.
  • Conducting various laboratory tests on soil and rock samples as per relevant IS codes with submission of test reports.
  • Submission of draft report including Geological logs, lab test results & foundation analysis in 2 copies and final report in 3 copies.
  • Shifting of rig, providing of barricades, loading & unloading of barricades and traffic diversion is in the scope of contractor.
  • Any legal, statutory permission for work or local permission is in the scope of the contractor.
  • Providing watchman/guards if any to safeguard machinery and samples is in the scope of the contractor.
  • Necessary lighting arrangements for working at night will be arranged by contractor at its own cost.
  • Utility identification and its protection at borehole location is in the scope of the contractor.


This partnership marks a significant milestone in the Pune Metro Rail Project, promising enhanced safety, efficiency, and reliability of the proposed extension. Through meticulous investigation and planning, MMRCL and Myrtle Project & Consultancy Pvt. Ltd. are setting the stage for a more connected and accessible Pune.

Source: Pune Metro – Tender Update | Image Credit (representational): Pune Metro

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