Per an advance procurement notice, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) intends to procure 288 new coaches to operate on the 65.1 km Delhi Metro Phase 4 project‘s three ‘Priority Corridors’ financed by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
The 3 corridors include the Pink Line’s 12.558 km and Magenta Line’s 28.92 km extensions, and the 23.622 km new Silver Line which will connect Aerocity with Tughlakabad through 16 stations.
The 3.2 m wide standard gauge rolling stock for these lines will be procured under Package RS-17 with an estimated cost of Rs 3567.11 crore. Their procurement (bidding process) will be conducted through JICA’s guidelines for procurement under Japanese ODA loans and will be open to eligible firms as defined in the guidelines.
These figures – both the number of coaches and estimated cost – could change by the time the actual tender notice is published, which along with 43 other key packages (civil, system, consulting services) are dependent on JICA’s approval, which is long pending.
Delhi Metro Rolling Stock Fleet
The Delhi Metro currently has 2294 coaches and the number will reach 2582 after Phase 4’s RS17 order is fulfilled. Just last week, Bombardier delivered the final of 40 RS16 coaches.
|RS1||240+40||Mitsubishi – MELCO – BEML|
|RS9||162||BEML – Hyundai Rotem|
|RS10||486+18||Hyundai Rotem – BEML|
|RS14||24||Cancelled (Airport Exp Line)|
|RS17||288||Tender Notice Pending|
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