4 Bidders for Patna Metro’s Electrification PE-03 Contract

Four firms have submitted tenders for the 25KV Overhead Equipment (OHE) electrification system of Patna Metro’s Phase 1 project, after the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) opened tenders in mid-October.

Package PE-03 is the third electrification-related package of this 30.91 km network which feature two mostly-elevated lines with 24 stations including 2 interchanges at Khemni Chak and Patna Junction Railway Station.

Besides the OHE system, the scope includes setting up a 33 KV ring main unit, auxilliary sub station (ASS) and SCADA for both elevated & underground sections including the New ISBT Depot, under construction by Quality Buildcon.

DMRC invited bids for package PE-03 in July with an estimate of Rs. 144.65 crore and completion period of 36 months (3 years).


  • Kalpataru Power Transmission
  • KEC International
  • Salasar Techno Engineering
  • Siemens

Scope: SITC of 25KV Overhead Equipment (OHE) System, Switching Posts, 33KV Ring mains, Auxiliary Sub stations for Elevated Sections and SCADA System for Underground and Elevated sections for Corridor 1 and 2 and ISBT Depot of Patna Metro Rail Project.

Route map of Patna Metro’s Phase 1 network – view Patna Metro info & full route map with stations

The bids have now been sent for technical evaluation which can take a couple months to complete. When that is done, the financial bids of the technically qualified bidders will be opened to reveal who’s the lowest bidder and most likely contractor for this package.

Here’s a status of the other 2 electrification related packages. A list of all Patna Metro packages (civil & systems) and their status can be viewed here.

PE-01: Design & Commissioning of Receiving cum Traction (RSS + TSS) and Auxiliary Main Substation (ASS) including High Voltage Cabling from Grid SubstationKEC International
PE-02: Design & commissioning of Electrical and Mechanical (E&M) systems, Fire detection, Fire suppression system and DG sets of Corridor-1 and Corridor-2 Elevated stations and Depot.Tuaman Engineering

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