Back in October-end, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) invited bids to supply 9800 MT of Head Hardened Rails for Mumbai Metro’s 32.32 km Line-4 and 2.88 km Line-4A (Green Line) which will connect Wadala – Kasarvadavali – Gaimukh through 34 elevated stations.
These rails will be 60E1 – 1080 grade as per Indian Railway Specification T-12-2009 and manufactured through a special heat treatment process to provide additional strength, lower residual stress, elongate track-life and minimize maintenance.
Scope: Supply of 9800 MT 60E1 (UIC-60), 1080 Grade Head Hardened (HH) Rails as per IRS T-12-2009 for Line-4 [Bhakti Park – Kasavadavali] and extension corridor [Kasaravadavli – Gaimukh] of Mumbai Metro Rail Project of MMRDA, Mumbai.
- Estimated Cost: Rs 80.46 crore
- Completion Period: 15 months
- Pre-bid Meeting: 03.11.2020 at 1500 Hrs
- Bid Submission End Date: 02.12.2020 at 1800 Hrs
- Bid Opening Date: 07.12.2020 at 1500 Hrs
After the 234 coach rolling stock and CBTC signaling contracts where technical bid evaluation is underway since May and September respectively, this is the third significant systems-related contract, for which bids have been invited, for this line that will traverse the eastern part of the city – view route map.
Within India, JSPL is currently the only Indian rail manufacturer capable of producing these special tracks. Their rail plant is located in Raigarh, Chhattisgarh and has a capacity of producing 30,000 tonnes of head hardened rail per month – watch a news video. Back in October, government-owned Steel Authority of India Ltd. (SAIL) announced plans to commence commercial production in this fiscal year.
For more updates, check out the Mumbai section of The Metro Rail Guy!