Bhopal, India (Metro Rail Today): Madhya Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MPMRCL) has today opened the financial bids for contract package BH-IN-02 for the procurement of 156 Rolling Stock coaches for Bhopal and Indore Metro Rail Projects.
As per the information received from the sources, Alstom Transport India emerged as the lowest bidder by beating BEML Limited. Only two bidders had submitted their bids to supply 156 standard gauge coaches, signaling & train control, and telecommunication systems for Phase 1 of the Bhopal & Indore Metro Rail Projects.
The financial position of both bidders is as under:-
Tender notice for this contract package was issued in November 2021 with an estimated amount of Rs 2,145 crore and 1526 days delivery completion period. Technical bids were opened on April 7, 2022.
The scope of work includes Design, Manufacture, Supply, Installation, Testing, Commissioning and Training of Standard Gauge Passenger Rolling Stock Cars (with 15 Years of Comprehensive Maintenance) – 81 Cars for Bhopal and 75 Cars for Indore, including Signaling & Train Control and Telecommunication Systems (with 7 Years Comprehensive Maintenance)” for Bhopal Metro Rail Project and Indore Metro Rail Project.
According to the plan, a total of 27 metro trains (27x3 = 81 coaches) will be stabled at Subhash Nagar Depot of Bhopal Metro. Out of, 14 trains will serve the under construction 14.99 km long Karond Circle – AIIMS Metro corridor (Purple Line) while 13 will serve the upcoming 12.88 km long Bhadbhada Square – Ratnagiri Tiraha metro corridor (Red Line) of Phase 1 of the Bhopal Metro Rail Project.
A total of 25 trains (25 x 3 = 75 coaches) will be stabled at Gandhi Nagar depot of Indore Metro to serve the 33.53 km long Yellow Line (Ring Line) which will form a ring line around Indore city connecting Palasia – Railway Station – Rajwara- Airport – Bhawarsala.
This contract package will be financed by European Investment Bank (EIB).
For more details, please explore the Bhopal Metro and Indore Metro pages of Metro Rail Today.