Jindal Wins Delhi & Mumbai Metro Line-6 Depots’ Track Contract

January 7: JSPL was issued a Letter of Award (LoA) by DMRC

December 22 Original Post:

Jindal Steel and Power Ltd. (JSPL) today emerged as the lowest bidder to supply 3500 MT of 90 UTS, UIC 60, 13 m, Class “A” 880 Grade tracks for use across seven depots on the Delhi Metro’s network and Mumbai Metro’s upcoming 15.18 km Line-6 (Pink Line)’s Kanjurmarg Depot.

The scope of their work includes supplying 2000 MT to Delhi’s 6 existing depots for replacing or augmenting tracks at six depots, and 1500 MT to Mumbai where a depot east of Kanjurmarg Village will service and stable trains on the new Line-6 connecting Swami Samarth Nagar (Lokhandwala) with Vikhroli through 13 stations.

List of Depots

  • Delhi Metro Line-1: Shastri Park Depot
  • Delhi Metro Line-3 & Line-4: Yamuna Bank & Najafgarh Depot
  • Delhi Metro Line-6: Sarita Vihar & Ajronda Depot (information)
  • Delhi Metro Airport Express Line: Dwarka Sector-8 Depot
  • Mumbai Metro Line-6: Kanjurmarg Depot

Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) had invited bids for this package in July-end with an estimated value of Rs. 24.55 crore and 12 month period of completion. They opened technical bids in September to reveal JSPL and SAIL as the only two bidders.

Financial Bid Values:

Jindal Steel and Power Ltd. (JSPL)Rs. 26.54 crore
Steel Authority of India Ltd. (SAIL)Rs. 26.84 crore

Contract No: CT-38 (link)

Scope: Supply of 3500 MT 90 UTS, UIC 60, 13 m, Class “A” 880 Grade Rails, IRS-T-12-2009 for (A) DMRC Depot. Extensions at Delhi of Delhi MRTS Project and (B) Kanjur Marg Depot of Line-6 Corridor of Mumbai Metro Rail Project of MMRDA.

Violet Line’s Sarita Vihar Depot shot in 2015 – Photo Copyright: K Asif / Daily Mail

Per the tender documents, the appointed manufacturer will be responsible for the production of these rails as per Indian Railway Specification T-12-2009, inspection & testing, loading, unloading, transportation & delivery to DMRC’s sites.

Delivery Schedule

Installment no. 1 – 2000 MT of 90 UTS, UIC 60, 13 m, Class “A” 880 Grade Rails, IRS-T-12-2009Within 6 Months at Delhi/NCR Store of DMRC
Installment no. 2 – 1500 MT of 90 UTS, UIC 60, 13 m, Class “A” 880 Grade Rails, IRS-T-12-2009Within 12 Months at Mumbai Store of DMRC

As shared earlier, this is the first systems-related contract for Mumbai Metro’s Line-6. Until now, only the following civil contracts have been awarded (view all contracts) for this line.

Package 01R1: IIT Powai – Vikhroli (4.771 km viaduct & 3 stations)J Kumar Infraprojects Ltd. 
Package 02R: Shyam Nagar – IIT Powai (4.329 km viaduct & 5 stations)MBZ-EIIL JV
Package 03: Swami Samarth Nagar – Shyam Nagar (6.079 km viaduct & 5 stations)J Kumar Infraprojects Ltd. 

With the ongoing battle over developing Mumbai’s depots, it remains to be seen if the contract will be awarded as-is or amended to take Line-6’s depot out of its scope.

For more updates, check out the Delhi and Mumbai sections of The Metro Rail Guy!


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2 Responses to "Jindal Wins Delhi & Mumbai Metro Line-6 Depots’ Track Contract"

  1. Pranav says:

    Any updates on Navi Mumbai metro….. last year august metro had begin trial runs.

    • TMRG says:

      Naah, no update. Haven’t heard or read anything about the path forward.

      System installation is underway at some stations, but that’s about it.


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