Vossloh Wins Bhopal & Indore Metros’ Track Turnout Contract

November 21, 2022 Update: MPMRCL has issued LOA to Vossloh with a contract value of Rs. 37,07,20,108.00

October 16, 2022 Original Post: Vossloh Cogifer earlier this month was declared as the lowest bidder to supply standard gauge rail turnouts (Package BHIN03C) for Indore Metro and Bhopal Metro’s Phase 1 projects.

These turnouts of 60E1 (UIC60) specification will enable both systems’ 52 Alstom trains to guide from one track line to another when sections of each start becoming operational, which I estimate would happen no sooner than mid-2024.

Madhya Pradesh Metro Rail Co Limited (MPMRCL) invited tenders for this contract in February 2022 with a 924 (2.53 year) deadline and unknown estimate.

Financial Bid Values

FirmBid (Rs. Crore)
Vossloh Cogifer36.78
Voestalpine VAE VKN59.82

Brief Scope: Design Manufacturing and Supply of Standard Gauge 60 E1_UIC 60_Turnouts for Bhopal Metro Rail Project and Indore Metro Rail Project

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MPMRCL’s estimate is unknown to me, so I can’t provide an assessment on the chance of a LOA getting issued to Vossloh.

Both projects have 3 combined rail packages. Here’s the status for each:

BH-IN-03A: Supply of 1260 MT UIC 60 E1 Profile 880 Grade RailsJindal Steel & Power Ltd (JSPL) is only bidder
BH-IN-03B: Supply of 8425 MT Head Hardened RailsJSPL & Mitsui submitted bids in July 2022
BH-IN-03C: Design Manufacturing and Supply of Standard Gauge 60 E1 UIC 60 TurnoutsVossloh Cogifer is lowest bidder (this post!)

A list of all Indore Metro and Bhopal Metro’s packages & their status can be viewed here (Indore) and here (Bhopal).

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