Bengaluru, India (Metro Rail Today): The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) has opened price bids of its Rolling Stock contract package 6RS-DM for procurement of 72 metro coaches for Bangalore Metro's 19.143 km Yellow Line (Reach 5) connecting RV Road to Bommasandra through 16 stations on 2nd June 2023.
As per the financial bid result, Bharat Earth Movers Ltd (BEML) emerged as the lowest bidder among other two bidders for this contract package. The financial positions of the each bidder is as under:-
The bids were quoted in combinations of different currencies such as INR + EURO + USD + JPY. Now all bids have been sent for final evaluations which may take couple of months to finalise the contract.
Tender notice for Design, Manufacture, Supply, Installation, Testing and Commissioning of 72 Nos. of Standard Gauge Metro Cars and Training of Personnel under Bangalore Metro Rail Project Phase -2 was issued in April 2022 with 243 weeks delivery deadline. Technical bids were opened in July 2022.
Tender notice for this contract package was issued after inablity of supplying trainsets in the stipulated timelines by the Chinese firm China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation (CRRC) which had been awarded a contract worth Rs 1,578 crore in December 2019 for supply of 216 coaches for Bangalore Metro's Phase 2.
After receiving assurance from the CRRC recently, BMRCL expects the first two sets of six-coach trains to arrive from CRCC by August 2023, with additional train sets arriving from Titagarh Wagons starting in September this year.
Out of the 216 coaches, 126 (equivalent to 21 six-coach trains) will be deployed on the Purple and Green lines, while the remaining 90 (equivalent to 15 six-coach trains) are designated for the Yellow Line.
Last month, BEML emerged as the lowest bidder to supply 318 coaches for Bengalore Metro's Phase 2, Phase 2A, and Phase 2B corridors. BEML had quoted the lowest bid of Rs 3,176.43 crores (Rs 9.9 crore per coach) in the tender to supply 318 coaches to BMRCL.
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