CRRC Awarded Chennai Line-4’s Platform Screen Door Contract

Per Chennai Metro Rail Ltd (CMRL)’s press release, Zhuzhou CRRC Times Electric Co. Ltd. has been awarded a Rs. 100 crore contract to install Platform Screen Doors (PSD) at Chennai Metro’s 26.09 km Line-4 (Light House – Poonamallee Bypass)

Full height platform screen doors on this line of Chennai Metro’s Phase 2 will be installed at 9 underground stations’ 18 platforms while half height PSDs will be installed at 18 elevated stations’ 36 platforms.

CMRL had invited tenders for this contract (Package ASA-10) in May 2022, financed by New Development Bank (NDB), with an unknown estimate and 2245 (6.15 year) deadline.

Technical bids were opened in mid October 2022 to reveal 4 bidders. During evaluation, RT Vision – Dongwoo JV’s bid was found non compliant to the tender conditions. Financial bids of the rest 3 firms (Fangda Innotech, ST Engineering Electronics and Zhuzhou CRRC Times Electric Co.) were opened on January 10, 2023.

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Package: C4-ASA10

Scope: Design, Manufacture, Supply, Installation, Testing and Commissioning of Platform Screen Doors for CMRL Phase II Corridor 4

Representational only: Half-height platform screen doors at Mumbai Metro’s new Red Line – Photo via Darshil Parmar

Besides preventing suicides and accidents due to passenger movement, these PSDs will greatly help CMRL to reduce maintenance costs in the underground stations by improving the quality of the environment, resulting in lower air-conditioning and ventilation costs.

Back in February CMRL received just 1 bid, from ST Engineering Electronics, for 45.8 km Line-3 and 47 km Line-5’s platform screen door contract. Their financial bid was opened on March 29, so the award of its contract should be around the corner if it fits in with CMRL’s budget.

A list of all Chennai Metro Phase 2 civil & system packages and their status can be viewed here.

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One Response to "CRRC Awarded Chennai Line-4’s Platform Screen Door Contract"

  1. Raj Vardhan says:

    How come a Chinese company has qualified 🤔. Have they submitted the MHA clearance for qualifying.


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