SYSTRA – DB Engineering & Consulting – Oriental Consultants Global JV on Wednesday was awarded Bangalore Metro’s General Consultant (GC) contract for the pink & blue lines’ systems integration work.
The scope of work includes integration of 318 coaches (rolling stock), CBTC signaling & platform screen door systems on the 21.386 km Pink Line (part of Phase 2) and 56 km Blue Line (Phase 2A, Phase 2B).
BMRCL’s objective for GC: 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.
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)|
Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL) had invited Expression of Interest applications for this contract in March 2021 with a 89 months (7.41 year) completion period.
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
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.
Tender notices are still pending for the actual systems’ procurement, which will be financed by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) through a Rs 3,717 crore loan.
Here’s their brief scope shared in the past:
- 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)
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