DMRC Reinitiates Tenders For Noida-Gr.Noida’s Rolling Stock Contract

With surprisingly no takers for the Rs 700 crore contract to supply 78 coaches for the Noida-Gr.Noida metro line, the Delhi Metro Rail Corp has now released a new tender inviting bids for 76 coaches at an estimated cost of Rs 800 crore. The notification for that tender can be viewed here.

As per DMRC officials, not a single bidder had applied to the earlier tender which was released in April. This lends one to believe that the Rs 700 crores estimated base cost was not a viable figure for any Rolling Stock manufacturing company to make a suitable ROI on. With the new tender invited, the DMRC hopes to finalize the supplier of the coaches by October 20 which is just 35 days away!

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The tender notice reveals the following:

  1. Last date for submitting the tender is October 20 at 11 am
  2. The selected agency will have to supply all the coaches within 114 weeks (a little more than 2 years)
  3. Instead of 26 train-sets of 3 coaches, now they will operate 19 train-sets of 4 coaches
  4. Trains can be extended to 6 coaches in the future
  5. Tenders will be opened and evaluated on October 20 at 11:05 am.

Trains are expected to run at a frequency of every 5 minutes and each train will have the capacity to ferry 1,200 passengers (300/coach).

For more updates on the Noida – Greater Noida Metro, check out the Noida-Gr.Noida section of The Metro Rail Guy!


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