Bids Invited for Mumbai Metro Line 5’s Rolling Stock & Signaling Contract CA-241

After re-inviting bids for Line-4’s systems on Saturday, Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) on Monday invited bids for supplying five major critical systems of Mumbai Metro’s 24.90 km Line-5 (Orange Line) under Package CA-241.

The tender notice for Line-5’s major systems includes supplying rolling stock (22 trains of 6 coaches for a total of 132 coaches), CBTC signaling & train control (S&TC), telecommunication, platform screen doors (PSDs), and depot machinery & plant (M&P) at Kasheli Depot.

Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) plans to fund the design and build component of this contract spanning 50 months (4.16 years) through a proposed USD 186.57 million loan. MMRDA will fund the comprehensive maintenance component of 17 years which includes 2 years of Defects Liability Maintenance Period (DLP).

  • Estimate: Rs. 2640.72 crore
  • Contract Period: 4.16 + 17 years
  • Pre-Bid Meeting: March 22, 2024 at 11 am
  • Bid Submission Deadline: May 14, 2024 at 3 pm
  • Technical Bid Opening: May 15, 2024 at 3 pm

MMRDA’s Brief Scope: Design, Manufacture, Supply, Installation, Integration, Testing and Commissioning of Rolling Stock, Communication Based Signaling & Train Control, Telecommunication, Platform Screen Doors Systems and Depot Machinery & Plant of Line 5 (Phase 1 – Kapurbawadi – Kasheli – Dhamankar Naka & Phase 2 – Dhamankar Naka – Bhiwandi – Kalyan APMC) of Mumbai Metro Rail Project of MMRDA including 15 Years of Comprehensive Maintenance After 2 Years of Defect Liability Maintenance Period

Design of Mumbai Metro’s MRS1 train-set for the Yellow Line – Source: BEML

Per the tender’s schedule, the first prototype train for Line-5’s Phase 1 (Kapurbawadi – Dhamankar Naka) has to be delivered at week 56 (1.1 year) after contract signing, the next 2 trains at week 78, and the next 9 trains at week 96.

For Line-5’s Phase 2 (Dhamankar Naka – Kalyan) on which construction is yet to start, the first two trains have to be delivered at week 180 and the following 8 trains have to be delivered at week 196 (3.75 years) from contract signing.

If the technical bid opening doesn’t get pushed out (which it likely will), then we should see financial bids getting opened in Q4 (October – December), and a contract subsequently getting signed depending on how the lowest bid is placed. Long way to go, but I’m glad we’ve finally reached the bidding stage.

With this development, MMRDA has set into motion their rolling stock procurement process for all under construction lines:

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

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6 Responses to "Bids Invited for Mumbai Metro Line 5’s Rolling Stock & Signaling Contract CA-241"

  1. Rohit Khazanchi says:

    The timeline of tender is 50 months instead of 50 weeks

  2. Kartik says:

    Why is the delivery timeline unattainable? Can’t beml simply provide the same trains they provide for line 2A and 7 for these lines? It will be an easy continuation of their already operational manufacturing lines. Infact since line 2B, 9 and 7Awill take a lot of time, instead of sending those trains to mogharpada depo where they will not be used anyways, they can be diverted here.

    I understand there might be some practical and legal problems such as not meeting delivery targets for line 2B but mmrda can deal with that.

    Are there some differences in technical specifications that prevent this from happening?

  3. Xx says:

    Well contracts mentionned were won by Alstom.
    Since merge with Bombardier, it has a big footprint in India with Vadodara and Chennai Plants

  4. Anonymous says:

    When will Bhiwandi – Kalyan (Phase ll) Start to construct..? They haven’t started 1% work and they’re ordering coaches lol 😂


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