DMRC to Procure 378 Coaches for Mumbai Metro’s Line-2 & Line-7

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation has published a draft tender document on their website revealing that they’ll procure 378 standard gauge coaches to run on Mumbai Metro’s under construction 41.5 km Line-2 (Dahisar East – Bandra – Mandale) and 16.5 km Line-7 (Dahisar East – Andheri East). These coaches will be procured under package ‘MRS1’ and the contractor will be responsible for their overall design, manufacture, supply, installation, testing and commissioning.

A total of 63 trains will be procured and operated on both lines in 6 coach formations, and like the Delhi Metro’s new Hyundai Rotem trains for the new Pink & Magenta lines, these trains will be capable of running without an operator or ‘driverless’ on the unattended train operation (UTO) mode.

Mumbai Metro Line-1’s CRRC rolling stock – Photo Copyright: Business Standard

As per the specifications, the coaches must be of modern design, lightweight made of stainless steel/aluminium, with 3 phase AC drive having V.V.V.F. control, regenerative braking, compatible to work with ATP, ATC, ATO,UTO (CBTC based) provided by other designated contractors and capable of operating on 25 KV AC single phase 50 Hz rigid/flexible Overhead Catenary System (OCS).

To support the Government of India’s ‘Make in India’ campaign, the tender document stipulates that only 15 train-sets (90 coaches) can be manufactured at an off-shore facility while the rest must be manufactured in India. The DMRC mentions that the contractor shall establish facilities either independently or partner up with an a local manufacturer. On similar lines, they mention that the contractor must make efforts to source maximum number of equipment and material from within India in order to procure spares locally in the future to ease maintenance.

Here’s a table listing the coaches’ dimensions. Note that they’ll be 3.2 meters wide similar to the CRRC stock on the 11.4 km Line-1:

For more bidding and technical specifications, check out the draft tender document.

The DMRC expects the trains to cost Rs. 3900 crores and would like them all to be delivered within 210 weeks (4 years) of signing the contract. The trains’ procurement will be financed by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the DMRC will invite bids from rolling stock manufacturers in the coming months only after they receive a thumbs up from the ADB for doing so.

For more updates, check out the Mumbai section of The Metro Rail Guy!

– TMRG

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12 Responses to "DMRC to Procure 378 Coaches for Mumbai Metro’s Line-2 & Line-7"

  1. Tejasvi says:

    Wait why is DMRC doing this? Why not MMRCL?

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  2. Rishabh says:

    Assuming the civil work for line 7 will be completed by end-2019, do you think the rolling stock will be a bottleneck if the first batch doesn’t arrive by then?
    (I do see that all the stock should be delivered by 4 years of signing the contract)

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    • TMRG says:

      Definitely. Lucknow is a great example of this scenario where the line, stations & staff have long been ready waiting for the minimum number of trains (4) to arrive to start operations.

      Things are going to get tight in Mumbai and a 2019 opening is unlikely. The bidding process will take anywhere from 6-12 months and the 1st train will need a minimum of 15 months to arrive. Each subsequent train will of course take a shorter time.

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      • Rishabh says:

        I see, thanks for the detailed reply.

        Also, you may have answered this elsewhere, but is the extension of Line 7 to T2 confirmed in terms of award of contracts for that package?

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        • TMRG says:

          Southward extension of Line-7 is still in the proposal stage with 2 options – (1) to connect T2 and (2) to connect up to Bandra.

          I don’t see the extension in any form getting approved by the Maharashtra government’s cabinet any time soon as they’re concentrating on other new lines. Tendering & contract award are a couple years away from happening.

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          • Rishabh says:

            I jumped the gun in the phases of the project there – drat, long time to go then.

      • Muthu says:

        Looks like even Bangalore will see the same issue. Only contract has been awarded for converting the existing 50 trains to 6-rakes, but if all goes well and the Reach 2 and 4 extensions open up in late Q3-Q4 2019, and no bids yet called for additional rolling stocks, I think we are in for serious trouble with crowd management!

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  3. Shailesh Bhavsar says:

    We are interested in supporting this project with automatic lubrication system. Please share information viz. Name of contractor selected for designing coaches and tracking system.

    http://www.cenlub.com
    Mobile 93255 39875 / 8788338766

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  4. Mitul Patel says:

    Hi,

    Can you share name of the companies who have won coach orders in the metros?? Are majority of these made in India or imported?

    I believe that these will unmanned ones, any idea who all have been doing the electronic controlling systems in metros?

    Thanks

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    • TMRG says:

      Majority are made in India.
      Bombardier – Delhi
      BEML – Delhi, Jaipur, Kolkata, Bangalore
      Alstom – Kochi, Chennai, Lucknow
      ICF – Kolkata
      CRRC – Nagpur, Navi Mumbai, Mumbai, Noida

      Bids for Mumbai’s signalling system have just been invited. Should take 6-12 months for the supplier to be selected.

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