Phooltas Wins Kanpur & Agra Metros’ R&R Rescue Vehicle Contract

Phooltas Transrail Ltd. on Tuesday emerged as the only technically qualified bidder for supplying a road & rail rescue vehicle each for the 32.385 km Kanpur Metro and 29.40 km Agra Metro‘s Phase 1 projects after officials from the Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation (UPMRC) completed technical bid evaluations.

This development automatically makes Phooltas the lowest bidder for package KNAG-06 (R1) whenever their financial bid is opened in the future.

UPMRC had invited bids for this package on May 2, 2020, canceled the tender in September and then re-invited bids on September 17. A list of firms who submitted bids is unknown at this time.

Package: KNAG-06(R1)

Brief Scope: Supply, Installation, Testing & Commissioning of Road & Rail Vehicle (Rescue Vehicle) for Kanpur and Agra Metro Depots

View Kanpur Metro info & full route map and Agra Metro info & full route map

Per the tender document, Kanpur and Agra’s battery-powered R&R vehicle shall be maintained free of cost for the scheduled and unscheduled maintenance by the contractor during the defect liability period (DLP) of 12 months from the date of handing over the installed and commissioned vehicle.

If no issues arise during financial bid evaluation, then Phooltas will go on to be awarded with both projects’ R&R rescue vehicle contract in the coming weeks. That said, I really do hope UPMRC has to never deploy the machine for rescuing either system’s Bombardier train-sets!

Back in 2019, Phooltas was awarded a similar contract for supplying a R&R vehicle to Mumbai Metro Line-2’s Charkop Depot. They may have subcontracted its procurement because the one that was supplied arrived via Mumbai’s Port.

Photo Copyright: MMRDA

With this development, among the active UPMRC tenders for the Kanpur and Agra’s depots – only the winner for the automatic train washing plant has to be decided. Here’s a list of machinery & plant (M&P) contracts:

PackageAwarded to / Status
KNAG-01: CNC Under Floor Pit Wheel Lathe MachineHYT Engineering Company Pvt. Ltd.
KNAG-02: Battery Operated Road Cum Rail Vehicle (Electric Bogie Tractor)ZAGRO Bahn-und Baumaschinen GmbH
KNAG-03: Synchronized Pit Jacks & Mobile JacksPfaff Verkehrstechnik GmbH
KNAG-04: Bogie Turn TableLai Yew Seng (India) Pvt. Ltd.
KNAG-05: Re-railing Rescue EquipmentTender Cancelled
KNAG-06 (R1): Rescue VehiclePhooltas is automatically the lowest bidder (this post!)
KNAG-07 (R1): Automatic Train Washing PlantBidding Underway

A list of all packages and contracts can be viewed here for Kanpur Metro and here for Agra Metro.

For more updates, check out the Kanpur & Agra sections of The Metro Rail Guy!


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2 Responses to "Phooltas Wins Kanpur & Agra Metros’ R&R Rescue Vehicle Contract"

  1. Ankit says:

    Is there any update to the design of Agra Metro


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