Mumbai, India (Urban Transport News): Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) on 16th January 2021 opened financial bids of Rolling Stock contract package MRS2 for the supply of 234 standard gauge coaches for Mumbai Metro Line-4 (Wadala – Kasaravadavali – Gaimukh). As per the result shared by MMRDA, Bombardier Transportation emerged as the lowest bidder among the other two bidders.
Bombardier Transportation quoted Rs 1,853.28 crore against MMRDA's estimate of Rs 1,865 crore to win the contract whereas BEML Limited secures the second position. BEML Limited has quoted Rs 1,944.54 crore which is higher than the MMRDA's estimate. BEML is already supplying standard gauge metro cars for Line 2A and Line 7 of the Mumbai Metro Rail project.
Chinese firm CRRC Corporation Limited had also participated in the bidding process but did not qualify the contract conditions during the technical evaluation process. Hence, their financial bids did not open by the tender committee of MMRDA.
Tender notice for this contract was called on 20th December 2019 and technical bids were opened on 29th May 2020. Now the financial bides were sent for final evaluation. If everything found okay, MMRDA will issue a Letter of Acceptance (LoA) in favour of Bombardier Transportation to manufacture and supply the Rolling Stock coaches in the prescribed specifications in 144 weeks.
The scope of work includes Design, Manufacture, Supply, Testing and Commissioning of 234 Nos. Standard Gauge Cars Including Training of Line 4 And Extension Corridor (Wadala – Kasarvadavali – Gaimukh) of Mumbai Metro Rail Project of MMRDA.
According to the tender document, the train-sets should be designed with light-weight and must meet the condition for running under Unattended Train Operations (UTO) from Grade of Automation to GoA4 (as specified in IEC 62290:2014 or latest). However, the trains would initially be operated in GoA2 mode and will be progressively operated in GoA3/GoA4 mode.
Recently, BEML Limited has launched the first driverless coach in its Bengaluru Complex which is manufactured for operation in Line 2A and Line 7 of the Mumbai Metro Rail project.
This is the third big contract won by Bombardier Transportation in India after Delhi-Meerut RRTS and Kanpur/Agra Metro Rail Projects.
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