Bangalore, India (Urban Transport News): The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) on 24th April 2020 has opened the financial bids of the signalling contract for 18.82 km long Line 3 of Bangalore Metro Rail project. As per the result of financial bids, the consortium of Siemens India Limited – Siemens AG has been emerged as the lowest bidder (L1) for providing design, manufacture, supply, installing, testing and commissioning of the communications-based train control (CBTC) signalling solution for the Phase II of Bangalore Metro Rail project. A total of three bidders participated in the contract against which the bids were called in October 2019 and according to the comparison sheet shared by BMRCL, the rates quoted and position of each bidder is as under:
The Line 3 of Bangalore Metro Rail project is also known as Yellow Line will connect R V Road to Bommasandra with a total of 16 elevated metro stations. This line is part of Phase II of the Bangalore Metro Rail project.
In September 2009, the consortium which led by Alstom and composed of Alstom Transport SA, Thales Group Portugal S A and Sumitomo Corporation was awarded a contract worth Rs 563.4 crores to design, manufacture, supply, installing, testing and commissioning of the train control and signalling system for Phase I of Bangalore Metro Rail project.
Thales was awarded the contract to provide the design, installing, testing and commissioning of the telecommunication system for the metro trains being operated in Phase I corridors of the project. The contract includes the Urbalis 200 Automatic Train Control system which will ensure optimal safety, flexible operations and heightened passenger comfort.