GC EOI Invited for Bangalore Metro’s 318 New Coaches & Signaling

Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL) today invited Expression of Interest applications to appoint a General Consultant for procuring 318 coaches (rolling stock), CBTC signaling & platform screen door systems on its 21.386 km Pink Line (part of Phase 2) and 56 km Blue Line (Phase 2A, Phase 2B).

This development comes just a day after the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed a loan agreement with the Government of India to lend Rs 3,717 crore for procuring both lines’ critical systems.

Platform screen doors will be installed at both line’s underground stations for better crowd management and to lower air conditioning & ventilation costs. Pink Line has 12 underground stations under construction between Dairy Circle – Nagawara while the Blue Line has 2 partially at-grade and underground stations at Airport City and KIAL Terminals.

Here’s a breakdown of coaches:

Phase 2: Pink Line (Kalena Agrahara – Nagawara, 21.386 km)96 (16 x 6)
Phase 2A: Blue Line (Silkboard – KR Puram, 18.2 km)96 (16 x 6)
Phase 2B: Blue Line (KR Puram – Airport, 37 km)126 (21 x 6)

Contract No: 2RS-C

Scope: Shortlisting of General Consultants for Rolling Stock, Signaling and PSD works of Reach-6, Phase-2A and Phase 2B of Bangalore Metro Rail Project

Objective: Achieve efficient, proper preparation and implementation of the project through the following works: design, tender assistance, construction supervision (procurement, manufacturing, installation and commissioning stage), technology transfer

  • Duration: 89 months (BMRCL indicates its dependent on GoI’s approval)
  • Submission Deadline: May 21, 2021 at 3 PM
  • Opening of EOI: May 21, 2021 at 3:30 PM

The EOI document also lists out the 2 upcoming tenders for the systems’ actual procurement through ICB method. Notices for both are expected to be published shortly as well.

  • Package 5RS-DM: Supply of Standard Gauge Metro Cars 318 nos. (CBTC signaling) including Design, Manufacture, Testing, Commissioning, Training of Personnel under Bangalore Metro Rail Project Phase-2, 2A, and 2B
  • Package 10S&T-DM: Signaling & PSD works of Bangalore Metro Rail Project Phase-2, 2A and 2B (PSDs in 12 UG Statios of Reach-6 & 2 Stations of Phase 2B)
Preliminary design rendering of Bangalore Metro’s new CRRC trains for the Yellow Line – Copyright: CRRC via East-Day

In other news, BMRCL is also looking to appoint an Indian consultant to inspect CRRC’s manufacturing activities for 216 new coaches for deployment across the new Yellow Line (RV Road – Bommansandra) and purple-green lines.

CRRC just broke ground, for a second time, on their new Sri City plant in Andhra Pradesh and the BMRCL wants to ensure quality through site visits, inspections and factory acceptance tests. Contract period for Package 3RS-C is 21 months and last date for submitting bids is May 13.

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9 Responses to "GC EOI Invited for Bangalore Metro’s 318 New Coaches & Signaling"

  1. The Indian Railway Guy says:

    So will there be a chance of the pink line and the blue line having rolling stock from the same manufacturer? Also, has BMRCL received permission to begin construction of the blue line? Final question, do you think your 2027 deadline for Phase 2A and B still stands?

    • TMRG says:

      (1) For sure. There’s just going to be 1 tender notice – so 1 vendor. BMRCL might decide to have different color schemes, but that’ll be the only difference between them.
      (2) They’re waiting on central government’s approval to issue LOA
      (3) Yup, not looking to revise it right now. Still early days, so let’s see how things progress.

  2. Surya Prasad C A says:

    It’s Phase 2: Pink Line (Kalena Agrahara – Nagawara, 21.386 km) not Phase 2: Pink Line (Kalena Agrahara – Gottigere, 21.386 km)

  3. Varun says:

    Thanks. I am waiting for DMRC JICA tenders

  4. Akkash says:

    Will Bangalore metro touch Nelamangala???

  5. Nilesh says:

    Why BMRCL order 6 coaches instead of 8 .??? Blue line gonna be busiest


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