Linxon Wins Bangalore Metro Phase 2’s Power Supply Contract

Linxon announced on Monday they’ve been awarded the complete power supply package including 750V DC third rail electrification for Bangalore Metro Phase 2’s two new lines.

Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. (BMRCL) had invited bids for this traction package in March 2020. BMRCL’s estimate and the contract’s final value remains unknown. I’ll add it in here when released.

April 2 Update: Here are the financial bid values:

FirmBid
LinxonRs. 530 crore
AlstomRs. 577 crore
SiemensRs. 585 crore
Larsen & ToubroRs. 632 crore

The 2 new standard gauge lines of Phase 2 include:

  • Yellow Line (Reach 5): RV Road – Silkboard – Bommasandra (19.143 km) with 16 stations
  • Pink Line (Reach 6): Kalena Agaraha (formerly Gottigere) – MG Road – Nagawara (21.386 km) with 18 stations

Tender No: BMRCL/Phase II/ICB No.EP4-CC

Package: EP4-CC

Brief Scope: Engineering, Supply, Erection, Testing and Commissioning of 33KV Distribution, 750V DC Third Rail Traction Electrification including Traction Substations, Auxiliary Substations and SCADA System for Reach-5 and Reach-6 Phase-II

Linxon will also supply a maintenance planning system to BMRCL as part of the contract. This will be installed at BMRCL’s Operation Control Centre and integrated with the SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition System).

View Bangalore Metro Phase 2 info & route map

Linxon is a joint venture of Hitachi ABB Power Grids & SNC-Lavalin. Prior to this, they were awarded Kochi Metro Phase 1B’s power supply contract in August 2020.

With this development, BMRCL has almost completed awarding all system contracts for Bangalore Metro’s Yellow Line. Winners are now pending for its stations’ escalators and Hebbagodi Depot’s Machinery & Plants (M&P) contracts. Just this past week, BMRCL invited bids for its Automatic Train Wash Plant.

Here’s a list of the Yellow Line’s major system vendors / contractors:

A full list of Phase 2’s contractors can be viewed here.

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– TMRG

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19 Responses to "Linxon Wins Bangalore Metro Phase 2’s Power Supply Contract"

  1. The Indian Railway Guy says:

    Hi TMRG, we keep hearing about progress on the purple line’s extensions but what about the green line’s northern extension with 3 stations? Any updates on that?

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  2. Raghu says:

    Any news or speculation on pink line’s rolling stock tender?

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  3. Vijay Poola says:

    This is a never ending process.BMRCL should learn from other Metros.They started after Delhi and still going on and other cities have completed.

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  4. Harish Kumar R says:

    Please people are waiting like anything in Bannerghatta road when it will be completed don’t know

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    • Avinash S says:

      Simplex Infrastructure contract is terminated and there’s no update about re-tendering the section . BG-Road to Nagavara will be last line to be completed but no less than 5 years sure .

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  5. Aaditya says:

    When will metro upto Kengeri open it is already delayed sooo much

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  6. Aaditya says:

    When will metro upto Kengeri open?

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  7. Abhilash says:

    Hey TMRG! any idea by when the airport metro line of Bangalore will be ready?

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    • TMRG says:

      Hi, looking at a 2027 final opening right now.

      Tendering is underway for its civil construction right now. Current deadline for submitting bids is April 2 with technical bids opening on April 3.

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      • Abhilash says:

        Hey, thanks for the reply!

        but the deadline set by BMRCL is around 2024-25 right? moreover 90% of the land has been acquired, only the runaway near the yelhanka (Jakkur aerodrome I guess) might be the problem!

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        • TMRG says:

          They’ll likely announced a new revised deadline when the Central Government’s approval comes through.

          This is a fairly long line. BYP Depot will undergo a remodel and a new depot near the airport will be setup to support ops.

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          • Vivek Narasimhamurthy says:

            What a delay! 2027 is pathetic – Considering Airport and ORR metro is crucial for passenger movements for Airport and to IT HUB area in the ORR stretch.

  8. Velmurugan says:

    Mr. TMRG what update on package 2A ORR line from Silkboard to KR puram work update??

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