6 Bidders for Patna Metro’s Electrification Contract

Six firms have submitted tenders (bids) for substation and cabling works of Patna Metro’s 30.91 km Phase 1 project, after officials from the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) opened tenders today afternoon for Package PE-01 to reveal its list of bidders.

This is Patna Metro’s very first systems-related package of Phase 1 which will feature two mostly-elevated lines with 24 stations including 2 interchanges at Khemni Chak and Patna Junction Railway Station.

It is also the first of multiple electrification-work related packages. The next tender notice for electrification works, which is yet to be published, will be for its 25-kV overhead equipment (OHE), 33-kV auxiliary power supply system, and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system.

DMRC invited bids for this package in September with an estimate of Rs 116.74 crore and completion period of 36 months (3 years).


  • Kanohar Electricals Ltd.
  • Kanti Prasad Mittal
  • KEC International Ltd.
  • Linxon India Pvt. Ltd.
  • Siemens Ltd.
  • Sterling and Wilson Pvt. Ltd.

Contract: PE-01

Scope: Design, Supply, Installation, Testing and Commissioning of Receiving cum Traction (RSS + TSS) and Auxiliary Main Substation (ASS) including High Voltage Cabling from Grid Substation for Patna Metro Rail Project.

Route map of Patna Metro’s Phase 1 network – view Patna Metro info & full route map with stations

The bids have now been sent for technical evaluation which can take a couple months to complete. When that is done, the financial bids of the technically qualified bidders will be opened to reveal who’s the lowest bidder and most likely contractor for this electrification package.

Back in September, NCC was awarded Line-2’s first civil contract for the 6.107 km Malahi Pakri – New ISBT section (Package PC-01), and piling work is expected to begin anytime now.

The bid submission deadline for Line-1’s first contract (Package PC-04), connecting Danapur with Patliputra Ramp and Mithapur Ramp with Khemni Chak, is coming up on November 20. Stay tuned to find out its bidders!

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


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11 Responses to "6 Bidders for Patna Metro’s Electrification Contract"

  1. Krishi says:

    Kanti Prasad Mittal?

  2. Kanishka says:

    okay, so what’s the timeline to commission the entire 30.91 km Phase-1? 2025-26??

    Has all funding been tied-up?

    what i foresee is: in March-2024, the NDA government will commission a 6km stretch (the way they did open the Ahmedabad Metro in March-2019)…

    • Indra sen says:

      Yeah I think it will be like Ahmedabad metro where the smaller portions have been inaugurated for public.. Because we can see that the priority portion of Ahmedabad metro was done on a fast pace .. Now we can see the speed work of the other portions of Ahmedabad metro is going on a slow pace.same we can apply for patna metro ..patna priority corridors will start in next 3-4 years.And then other part of the corridor will be given their own time to complete the project..I don’t think that they will complete both the corridor of phase 1 before 2028..It will take its own time.. Ahmedabad metro will be more and more superior to patna metro because government had a plan to install PSD or PSG on all the station of Ahmedabad metro..But there is no provision for this in patna metro..

    • TMRG says:

      Kanishka – official deadline for the entire project has not been revealed. Haven’t heard any official / minister say anything about it either. The commissioning deadline they’ve set is September 2024 – and like you mentioned – I also see only the 6 km first section of Line-2 opening up by then. The subsequent sections of Line-2 are underground and that will take more time to be ready.

      Funding hasn’t been tied up. This is perhaps the only project where I don’t know the foreign lenders PMRC/DMRC are in talks with. We’ll have to wait and watch…

  3. Raghav Gupta says:

    Hi TMRG,
    My humble request whenever you gets a chance to meet or have any converstation with any DRMC official .. please ask them a question that if they will install PSD on upcoming patna metro corridors at all.

    • TMRG says:

      Hi, I don’t know anyone in DMRC who’s working on this project. I haven’t seen a plan (or news report) to install PSDs here, but you never know. I’ll definitely write about it if they invite tenders for it.

  4. Rohan says:

    Hi TMRG,
    When land acquisition will be start for Delhi-Ahmedabad HSR? Because this corridor will through Rewari. And I want to see whole process of land acquisition for this project.

    • Abhishek Threja says:

      It takes time to prepare drp and do ridership studies. Land acquisition doesn’t start before 2023.because it’s approval also takes 1-2 years

  5. DPK Udas says:

    Electrification Contracts are very important component in functioning of Metro.
    Right selection of OHE components is required


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