SYSTRA Wins Mumbai Metro Line-5,7A,9’s GC for Systems

SYSTRA MVA Consulting (India) Pvt. Ltd. in January won the General Consultant (GC) service contract for system works of Mumbai Metro’s 24.9 km Orange Line-5 (Thane – Bhiwandi – Kalyan), 3.17 km Red Line-7A (Andheri East – CSIA Terminal-2) and 11.38 km Red Line-9 (Dahisar East – Mira Bhayander).

SYSTRA’s selection among 5 bidders was made on the Quality cum Cost Basis System (QCBS) method in which the winner’s selection is made through a combination of points scored in technical and financial evaluation.

Financial bids were opened on January 13, and I’ll update this section when points for either category become available. From what I hear SYSTRA has already started hiring staff for the project.

Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) invited bids for this service in February 2020 and expects the period of work to last 42 weeks over the entire course of implementing the project. They opened technical bids in June 2020 to reveal the following 5 bidders:

  • Ayesa – Italferr JV
  • SMEC – RITES – Hill – MM JV
  • Egis Rail – AECOM JV
  • Systra MVA Consulting
  • DB Engineering

Contract / Tender No.: MMRDA/Metro- PIU/0002021

Brief Scope: Appointment of General Consultant for system works of Part of corridor of Metro Line 5 (Thane-Bhiwandi-Kalyan), Metro Line 7A(Andheri (E) to CSIA) , Metro Line 9 (Dahisar(E) to Mira Bhayander

SYSTRA’s scope of work would typically entail providing MMRDA assistance in design, supervision, safety, quality control and contract management for all systems such as rolling stock, train control and signaling system, overhead catenary systems, power supply, telecom, automated fare collection (AFC), escalators etc.

Route of Mumbai’s Line-5, Line-7A, Line-9 – view Mumbai Metro map & information

Back in August 2019, a consortium of SYSTRA – Consulting Engineers Group Ltd – SYSTRA MVA Consulting (India) was appointed as the General Consultant for civil works of these 3 corridors.

MMRDA has been unable to acquire land for Line-5’s depot in Kon village due to stiff resistance from farmers refusing to sell, and I hear they’re currently looking for alternate land presumably along the line’s western alignment which is under construction by Afcons Infrastructure (Package CA28).

For Line-7A (Package CA48), I hear J Kumar Infraprojects might deploy one Terratec tunnel boring machine (TBM) previously used in Line-3’s Package UGC-05 (Dharavi – CSIA T1) or UGC-06 (CSIA T1 – CSIA T2) to build twin tunnels between the ramp east of the Airport Colony Station towards CSIA T2 Station. This hasn’t been finalized and I’ll post about it when confirmed.

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10 Responses to "SYSTRA Wins Mumbai Metro Line-5,7A,9’s GC for Systems"

  1. Clevin Gomes says:

    As you mentioned J Kumar May use Refurbished TBM for Tunneling btw Andheri East Ramp to Airport T2 through Airport Colony, does it mean that now Airport Colony Station will be built Underground instead of Elevated?

    • TMRG says:

      No change – it’s still elevated. Ramp would be east of Airport Colony Station. I’ve updated that para for clarity.

  2. Ritvick Ghosh says:

    Ah! I see that you’ve also cleared the confusion regarding the Line 5 depot. They don’t yet seem to have a plan of merging it with Line 4, otherwise they wouldn’t look for land on the western half for the depot! Thanks..

    • Anil Handa says:

      Has the issue of a depot for line 3 and metro line 6 been sorted out ?Earlier Kanjurmarg was decided but it was under litigation .Has the Array depot been selected for line 3 andwhat about for line 6 depot?

  3. Swapnil Ambekar says:

    Would the station of airport T2 of metro 3 would be aligned close to that of metro 7A’s station for quick interchangeability?

    • Clevin Gomes says:

      In future, Airport T2 will serve as a triple interchange facility and the concourse will be connected through passages.
      1.Colaba-Bandra-Seepz(Aqua Line)
      2.Mira-Bhayander- Airport T2 (Red Line)
      3.CSIA T2-NMIA Airport Express (Gold Line)

  4. Anonymous says:

    Hey TMRG,
    where is south depot of the green line (Bangalore) be located? By the looks of it , I think it’s going to be just beside the nice road as there is a siding being built just beside it.

  5. U says:

    TMRG When will the bids of GC of underground section of Kolkata Metro Line 3 be opened??
    It should have been done before the elections as you had already mentioned that election is an issue in the Dakshineshwar Ext. Post

  6. Nabaroon Goswami says:

    Proud to be associated with ALSTOM for MML3 ( wadala-ghatkopar-seepz) for SITC of Lightning Protection System of warehouse work. Just finished it last month. We would like connect with MEP Design Consulting and Engineers for infrastructure projects pan Asia. Thanks & regards

  7. Akshay Salunkhe says:

    I think metro 5 will take lot time maybe upto 2030…


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