Delhi Metro Phase 4: 4 Bidders for Head Hardened Rails’ Retender

4 firms – ArcelorMittal, Jindal, Mitsui and Voestalpine – have submitted bids to supply 16,935 MT of head hardened rails for Delhi Metro’s Phase 4 project after the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) opened technical bids for its retender on Friday.

Delhi’s 65.1 km long Phase 4 is well under construction and includes 1 new line (23.62 km Silver Line: Aerocity – Tughlakabad) and the extension of the Magenta Line (28.92 km Janakpuri West – R.K.Ashram) and Pink Line (12.58 km Mukundpur – Maujpur).

These special tracks of Package DT-02 (now DT-02R) will be 60E1 – 1080 grade as per Indian Railway Specification T-12-2009, and manufactured through a special heat treatment process to provide additional strength, lower residual stress, elongate track-life and minimize maintenance.

DMRC had originally invited bids for DT-02 in February 2022 with a 540 day deadline and canceled the bidding process in June 2023 after all bids (bidder names are unknown to me) were found to be technically non-responsive. Bids were re-invited in July with a 365 day deadline.


  • ArcelorMittal Espana
  • Jindal Steel and Power Ltd. (JSPL)
  • Mitsui & Co., Ltd.
  • Voestalpine Rail Technology GmbH

DMRC’s Brief Scope: Manufacturing & Supply of 16935 MT Head Hardened Rails UIC 60/60 E-1 (Class-A), 1080 Grade, IRS-T-12-2009, for Delhi Metro Rail Project – Phase IV Corridors (i) Line-8 Extn. – Janakpuri West to R.K.Ashram, (ii) Line-7 Extn. Maujpur to Majlis Park, (iii) Line-10 – Tughlakabad to Aerocity

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The bids have now been sent for technical bid evaluation which can take a couple months to complete. When that is done, the financial bids of the technically qualified bidders will be opened to reveal who’s the lowest bidder and most likely contractor.

This is just another one of 44 system & civil packages that will be funded by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) through a Rs 8,390 crore loan signed in March 2021.

A list of all Delhi Metro Phase 4 packages, their contractors and status can be viewed here.

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2 Responses to "Delhi Metro Phase 4: 4 Bidders for Head Hardened Rails’ Retender"

  1. Aditya says:

    I thought track installation has begun in some parts of pink line extension. Who has supplied those then ?


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