Delhi Metro Invites Bids for Magenta Line’s JICA Packages

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) this week invited bids for two small system-related packages of the 38.235 km Magenta Line’s new 2.03 km underground extension between Vikaspuri Park Shaft – Krishna Park Extension Station – Vikaspuri Ramp.

These two are among 44 packages of the 65.1 km Phase 4 project that will be specifically funded by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), and this development indicates that a basic agreement on the loan parameters has been reached between DMRC and JICA. Without that and the JICA’s go-ahead, DMRC would not have published these notices.

Package DE-03

Scope: Design verification, Detail engineering, Manufacture, Supply, Installation, Testing & Commissioning of Electrical and Mechanical system including Fire, Hydraulic and DG set, Environment control system, Tunnel ventilation system and Building Management System for Krishna Park Ext Underground station of line-8 extension corridor of Phase-IV of Delhi MRTS

  • Estimate: 57.94 Crore
  • Period of Work: 36 months
  • Pre-Bid Meeting: 29.12.2020 at 1100 Hrs
  • Bid Submission End Date: 20-Jan-2021 04:00 PM
  • Technical Bid Opening Date: 21-Jan-2021 04:00 PM

Package DE-05

Scope: Design, Detail Engineering, Manufacture, SITC of 25KV AC Traction (RIGID OHE), 33KV ASS, Associated Cabling and SCADA Systems for Krishna Park Underground Station of Janakpuri west to R. K Ashram corridor (Extn. of Line-8) of Phase-IV Delhi MRTS

  • Estimate: Rs 17.67 crore
  • Period of Work: 36 months
  • Pre-Bid Meeting: 29.12.2020 at 11:00 hrs
  • Bid Submission End Date: 27-Jan-2021 03:00 PM
  • Technical Bid Opening Date: 28-Jan-2021 03:00 PM
Magenta Line’s Vikaspuri Park Shaft – Vikaspuri Ramp underground section – view Phase 4 info & map

HCC – VCCL JV is constructing this section (Package DC-06) of the Magenta Line which is being extended by 28.92 km in Phase 4 from Janakpuri West to RK Ashram. They started lowering parts of their Terratec Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) S86 in October and I hear they are currently awaiting power-supply to the Vikaspuri Park TBM Launch Shaft for commissioning the machine.

Here’s a cool drone video of DC-06’s route. The launch shaft with S86 in it can be seen at the 1:05 mark and Krishna Park Extension Station at the 4:20 mark:

With this development, I imagine there will be a flood of new tender notices getting published in the coming weeks.

Out of the 44 JICA-funded packages, I’m most looking forward to the last 4 civil packages (1 for Magenta Line and 3 for Silver Line) listed below, train-control and signaling package (DS-06) for the Silver Line and the 288 coach (RS-17) rolling stock package.

Civil PackageLine
Package DC-05: Derawal Nagar to RK Ashram, 7.46 km underground section with 6 stationsMagenta Line
Package DC-08: Aerocity to Kishangarh, 6.11 km underground section with 4 stationsSilver Line
Package DC-09: Kishangarh to Saket G-Block, 6.88 km underground section with 4 stationsSilver Line
Package DC-07: Sangam Vihar to Tughlakabad, 6.477 km underground section with 3 stationsSilver Line

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


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7 Responses to "Delhi Metro Invites Bids for Magenta Line’s JICA Packages"

  1. Karan Bagga says:


  2. Kinshuk says:

    If available, can you share estimates for civil packages?

    • TMRG says:

      These figures could change:

      DC-05: Rs. 2444.82 crore
      DC-07: Rs. 1365.51 crore
      DC-08: Rs. 1349.37 crore
      DC-09: Rs. 1427.87 crore

  3. Rudra says:

    Should DMRC have approached ADB or NDB to avoid this unnecessary delay?

  4. Rohan says:

    It seems that JICA is involve not only in MAHSR Corridor but also in other major development projects in India. That’s the true friendship. 🇮🇳❤️🇯🇵.

  5. Nick Kilner says:

    We are interested in electrification and bridges packets.

    Please feel free to contact me.


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