The Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation today invited bids for the installation & commissioning of a new signalling and train control system for the four new extensions, totaling 33.352 km, of the city’s operational Phase 1 lines under the 73.95 km Phase 2 project. After the track-work package, this is the second system related package for which bids have been invited.
BMRCL invites sealed bids through International Competetive Bidding (ICB) from suitably qualified eligible, reputed and experienced bidders for “Design, Manufacture, Supply, Installation, Testing and Commissioning of Signalling and Train Control Systems for Four Extensions of Phase-1” under single stage two envelope system.
– link to tender notice
The four extensions mentioned above are all under construction and include:
• Line-1 (Purple Line) eastern extension from Baiyyappanahalli to Whitefield (15.217 km)
• Line-1 (Purple Line) western extension from Mysore Road to Challeghata (8.814 km)
• Line-2 (Green Line) northern extension from Hesaraghatta Cross to BIEC (3.03 km)
• Line-2 (Green Line) southern extension from Yelachenahalli to Anjanapura Township (6.29 km)
A map displaying the above extensions and a list of assigned civil contractors can be viewed here. Separate bids will be invited for the signalling system on the new 19.143 km Line-3 (RV Road – Bommasandra) and 21.415 km Line-4 (Gottigere – Nagawara).
Tender documents can be purchased between September 1 & 15, and the last date for submitting bidding documents is 3 pm on October 27 after which the bids will be opened & evaluated for eligibility at 3:30 pm.
Phase 1’s operational Green & Purple lines (42.30 km) are equipped with Alstom’s URBALIS 200 signalling and automatic train control system, and the new system on their extensions would have to be compatible with it, which gives Alstom an edge over others bidders if they choose to bid for the project. As observed elsewhere, most likely the original equipment manufacturer, Alstom, will end up being the sole bidder for this contract.
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