Bhopal, India (Metro Rail Today): Madhya Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MPMRCL) has today opened the technical bids for contract package BH-IN-02 and revealed that only two Rolling Stock manufactures have submitted their bids.
As per the information shared by MPMRCL, Alstom Transport India and BEML Limited have submitted their bids to supply 156 coaches, signaling & train control and telecommunication systems for Phase 1 of the Bhopal & Indore Metro Rail Projects.
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.
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.