KEC Wins Patna Metro’s Electrification Work PE-03

April 12, 2022 Update: DMRC has awarded KEC International and issued a LOA with a contract value of Rs. 131,89,71,585.02

January 6, 2022 Original Post: KEC International on Wednesday emerged as the lowest bidder for the 25KV Overhead Equipment (OHE) electrification system of Patna Metro’s Phase 1 project.

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 2021 with an estimate of Rs. 144.65 crore and completion period of 36 months (3 years). Technical bids were opened in November to reveal 4 bidders. During evaluation, Salasar – STS’ bid was found technically non-compliant.

Financial Bid Values

FirmBid (Rs. Crore)
KEC International131.89
Kalpataru Power Transmission135.07

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

KEC’s bid was well below DMRC’s estimate, so they should receive a LOA in the coming weeks. When awarded, this will be KEC’s second win in Patna. Here’s a list of contractors for the other 2 electrification-related packages:

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

A list of all Patna Metro packages (civil & systems) and their status can be viewed here.

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5 Responses to "KEC Wins Patna Metro’s Electrification Work PE-03"

  1. Shashi Prasad says:

    Congratulations on another milestone

  2. Sam says:

    Happy New Year TMRG 🎆

  3. Bhavani Shankar says:


  4. Shakti Bhushan Singh says:

    ITI tred electrician job me call for 7646004981 patna bihar

  5. Adarsh Yadav says:

    Congratulations to employe of KEC INTERNATIONAL LIMITED. I m employe of NCC as a safety officer.congratulation for a big opportunities.


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