Siemens – RVNL JV Wins Mumbai Metro Line-2B’s Electrification Work

Siemens Ltd. – Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd. JV on Thursday was declared as the lowest bidder for the overhead electrification (OHE) contract of Mumbai Metro’s 23.6 km Line-2B (Yellow Line).

This elevated line connecting DN Nagar – Mandale (Mankhurd) is a south-easterly extension of the recently inaugurated 18.6 km Line-2A (Dahisar – DN Nagar). J Kumar Infraprojects had taken over a portion of its construction work, between DN Nagar – MTNL, from Simplex Infrastructure in 2021.

Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) had invited bids for the electrification contract (Package CA-40) in November 2022 with a 3 year completion deadline and Rs. 443.36 crore estimate. Technical bids were opened in January to reveal 2 bidders: Siemens and KEC.

Financial Bid Values

FirmBid (Rs. Crore)
Siemens – RVNL JV378.16
KEC International418.07

Per RVNL’s regulatory release to the BSE, Siemens is the lead partner with a 60% share in the joint-venture while RVNL has a 40% share.

Brief Scope: Design, Manufacture, Supply, Installation, Testing and Commissioning of 2 nos. 110kV receiving substation including 110 kV, 33kV & 25kV cabling work, complete 25kV overhead catenary system along with switching station, 33Kv auxiliary power distribution system including 33/0.415 kV auxiliary sub-station (ASS) and complete SCADA system for main line & depot of Mumbai Metro line 2B of MMRDA.

Route of Mumbai Metro Line-2B from DN Nagar – MTNL (BKC) – Chembur – Mandale – view Mumbai Metro Yellow Line info & route map

Siemens – RVNL JV’s bid of Rs. 378.16 crore was well below MMRDA’s estimate of Rs. 443.36 crore, so a contract should be awarded in the coming weeks without a lengthy financial bid evaluation period.

MMRDA on March 23 had announced that a part of Line-2B and Line-9 will open in 2023, which is absurd given that we’re still in the bidding stage for critical system components.

The first section to be opened will definitely be between Diamond Nagar – Mandale, and I see it opening no sooner than 2025. Back in February, MMRDA had received 2 bids, from J Kumar Infraprojects and Ahluwalia Constructions, for the pre-engineered building (PEB) roof and architectural finishing works at 5 stations en route.

A list of Mumbai Metro Yellow Line’s packages (civil & systems) and their status can be viewed here.

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6 Responses to "Siemens – RVNL JV Wins Mumbai Metro Line-2B’s Electrification Work"

  1. JKumar says:

    Fadnavis should be fined and held responsible for the worst delay ever in line Metro 2 B. Work started in 2017 and despite no progress till 2019, no action was taken by then CM against the Contractor. Sad situation. This line might only start in 2024

    • Manish says:

      brother why do you think projects are delayed?? The public has to go through lot of traffics but still the govt does the work very slowly, the reason for this is the real estate, politicians buy lots of land over there at cheap prices, mumbai goa highway work was delayed for 12 years, no tourism was promoted, mthl too delayed so land could be purchased in uran..

    • Ganeshan Guruswamy says:

      And Andheri to Bandra folks feel entitled and ask/want too many things. Add to the problem the stupid environmentalists. I don’t know why they want to live in cities. They can go and live in the jungle and save them as well.

  2. Clevin Gomes says:

    TMRG, I have a big news for you. One of my sources have told me that MMRDA has invited Bids to lay ballastless tracks for Mumbai Metro Line 9

  3. Aryan says:

    Siemens-RVNL JV Received LoA for work.
    Source:- Regulatory Release of RVNL


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