Alstom emerged as lowest bidder for OHE contract of Delhi Metro's Magenta line

Anushka Khare Posted on: 2021-07-02 08:45:00 Viewer: 1,520 Comments: 0 Country: India City: New Delhi

Alstom emerged as lowest bidder for OHE contract of Delhi Metro's Magenta line

New Delhi, India (Urban Transport News): Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (DMRC) in mid of last month i.e. on June 15, 2021 has opened financial bids of OHE electrification contract (Package DE-05) invited for the 2.03 km underground extension between Janakpuri West and Krishna Park Extension of Line 8 (Magenta Line) of Phase 4 of Delhi Metro Rail Project.

According to the financial bid result revealed by DMRC, french firm Alstom Transport India emerged as the lowest bidder by beating other two firms. Here is the status of bid values quoted by each bidder agianst DMRC's estimate of Rs 17.67 crore:-

  • Alstom Transport India: Rs 22.76 crores (L1)
  • Siemens Ltd.: Rs 28.09 crores (L2)

However, price bids of third bidder Hitech Erectors was not opened as the bidder was not found technically qualified in technical round according to the eligibility terms specified in the tener document.

The scope of work includes Design, Detail Engineering, Manufacture, SITC of 25 KV AC Traction (RIGID OHE), 33KV ASS, Associated Cabling and SCADA Systems for Krishna Park Underground Station of Janakpuri west to R. K Ashram corridor (Extn. of Line-8) of Phase-IV Delhi Metro Rail Project.

Tender for the contract package DE-05 for the afforesaid work was invited in December last year. Technical bids were opened in February this year.

As the lowest bidder Alstom Transport India has quoted much higher amount there is posssibility to have some negotiation meeting by DMRC to close the deal. Once contract is awarded, the contyractor has to complete the work in 3 years from the date of issuance of Letter of Acceptance (LoA).

The  Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will partially finance the Phase 4 of Delhi Metro Rail Project. For this, a loan agreement for Rs 8,390 crores has been signed between Govt. of India and JICA.


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