BMRCL Invites Bids for Bangalore Metro Phase 2’s Rails

Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. (BMRCL) today invited bids for the supply of tracks / rails for use on the 73.92 km Bangalore Metro Phase 2 project‘s under construction lines.

These special rails, conforming to 60E1 – 880 grade as per Indian Railway Specification T-12-2009, are manufactured through a special heat treatment process to provide additional strength, lower residual stress, elongate track-life and minimize maintenance.

No further details on this contract’s quantity or line deployment have been revealed in the tender notice, so these could either be laid on the 19.143 km Yellow Line (Line-3 / Reach 5) connecting RV Road – Silkboard – Electronic City – Bommansandra OR on the 21.386 km Line-4 (Reach 6 / Pink Line) connecting Nagawara – Kalena Agrahara (Gottigere).

Tender Notification No: BMRCL/Phase-2/60 E1 880 Grade Rails /RT01/2020/68

Scope: Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd., (BMRCL) a Joint Venture of Government of Karnataka and Government of India, invites tender through National Competitive Bidding (Single stage – Two Envelope System) from eligible, qualified, reputed and experienced Suppliers (JV/Consortium is permitted) for the “Supply of 60E1 880 Grade Rails as per Indian Railway Specification T-12-2009 for Bangalore Metro Rail Project, Phase-2”.

  • Period of Completion: 12 months
  • Sale of Documents: 10.07.2020 to 10.08.2020
  • Date & Time of Submission: 13.08.2020 to 19.08.2020
Representational image only – Photo Copyright: Daily Mail

This is the third such rail/track laying contract for the Phase 2 project. Prior to this, BMRCL awarded contracts to:

  1. Texmaco Rail and Engineering for the supply of 60E1 – 880 grade rails in May 2018 for Rs. 521 crore.
  2. Mitsui & Co. for the supply of 60E1 – 1080 grade head hardened rails in December 2019 for a combined contract value of $10.8 million USD & Rs. 4.08 crore.

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


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7 Responses to "BMRCL Invites Bids for Bangalore Metro Phase 2’s Rails"

  1. Nihar says:

    Any updates on the ORR line tenders? BMRCL hasn’t said anything about it lately and the bids have been under technical evaluation for a long time. Are they waiting for central government approval?

    • TMRG says:

      Nothing yet. I’m keeping a daily tab on it with my sources waiting for financial bids to be opened.

      Not sure why technical bid evaluation is taking such a long time. Project doesn’t need central govt’s approval for bids to be opened. Just ADB (chief lender)’s is fine.

      • Nihar says:

        That’s odd. Hopefully the bids are opened soon. BMRCL started pre-construction work on the ORR median last week and has removed street lights in many places. So atleast things seem to be moving along.

        I’m just concerned that with the bus priority lane now being physically separated from the main carriageway and soon one lane being taken up for metro construction the ORR is gonna be a one lane road :/

        • Arjun says:

          ORR construction started? At least that is good news! Finally.

          • Nihar says:

            Well, not construction yet. They’ve only started dismantling the street lights, poles and some cabling on the median. But yes, I guess a start.

  2. Nagaraj Gosukonda says:

    There is no hurry shown on silk board-kR puram- Airport line. Even the central government is dragging its feet, the current Covid 19 has added fuel. Hope the required push is given immediately, that line will be a game changer for India’s largest cluster of softwares

  3. Arjun Niranjan says:

    Hi TMRG… first off, hearty congrats on your blog turning 5! I will go out of my way to promote your site whenever I can.

    I noticed that the Koramangala flyover (Eijipura to Madiwala) has been stalled. Any idea if this might be scrapped for a possible metro line?

    If they are indeed going about the completion of the flyover in Koramangala, does this kill any possibility of a Metro line ever coming up in Koramangala?

    Would love your thoughts.


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