Bids Invited for Mumbai Metro’s Dongri Depot on Red Line

Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) on Tuesday invited tenders from construction companies to build Mumbai Metro Red Line‘s Dongri Depot under Package CA-207.

Dongri Depot & Workshop is proposed to come up on 41.36 hectares of land (view on Google Maps) in north-west Mumbai. This facility will be built to stable and maintain BEML trains for the entire Red Line (Line-9, Line-7 & Line-7A) connecting Dongri – Mira Bhayandar – Dahisar East – Gundavali – CSIA Terminal 2.

Besides an Operations Control Centre (OCC), Dongri Depot will consist of a 690m long test track with platforms, stabling shed (SBL) with 20 lines (with room for 18 future lines), workshop shed (WSL) area with 3 lines, an inspection shed (IBL) area with 4 lines, receiving substation (RSS) and two auxiliary substations (ASS).

Package: CA-207

  • Estimated Cost: Rs. 626.69 crore
  • Period of Work: 52 months (4.3 years)
  • Bid Submission End Date: March 12, 2024 at 5 PM
  • Technical Bid Opening Date: March 13, 2024 at 5:30 PM

Brief Scope: Depot land development works and Construction of Depot Infrastructures Comprising Stabling Yard, Operation Control Centre, Depot Control Centre, Administrative Building, Maintenance and Inspection buildings, Auxiliary substation, Road, underground utility duct, Drainage System and Rainwater Harvesting etc. complete (including Architectural Finishing ,Plumbing and PEB Works) for CAR Depot at Dongri for Metro Line- 9 of Mumbai Metro Rail Project of MMRDA

Dongri Depot’s layout – via MMRDA’s tender documents

The contract’s duration at 52 months is unusually long since the site currently comprises of a hill which will have to be levelled. The package’s scope identifies the ‘land development’ component will include cutting, filling, preparatory works, tree transplantation and soil stabilization.

As I’ve shared in the past – access to the Dongri Depot will require a 4.9 km long extension of Line-9 on Uttan Road from Subhash Chandra Bose Ground Station. Here’s an alignment of the extension prepared by Line-9’s Detailed Design Consultant (DDC) Archom – Veritas – LKT Engineering JV in June 2023:

Alignment of Line-9’s extension and Dongri Depot – via MMRDA’s CRZ submission (includes my labels)

Back in September 2023, MMRDA formally submitted an application to obtain Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) clearance for this extension’s construction which will feature 2 new elevated stations at Murdha and Rai Goan. A tender notice for their construction is currently pending.

It goes without saying but once Dongri Depot is built, all Red Line BEML train-sets currently stabled & maintained at Line-2’s operational Charkop Depot and the under construction Mandale Depot will move to Dongri Depot.

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3 Responses to "Bids Invited for Mumbai Metro’s Dongri Depot on Red Line"

  1. Savio says:

    Thanks for the review always

  2. Sman says:

    Goverment should make Murdhai Rai Morva Fields as no development zone as they didn’t let this depot come up in their village & now they are getting Metro stations.

    • Mayank says:

      Who says Rai Murdha people want metro station, We don’t want metro stations at our village. Because of this metro stations more than 600 families are going to be on road. Their houses are going to be demolished. And for that what government will give 150 sqft mahda house.


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