JSPL Awarded Delhi Metro Phase 4’s Head Hardened Rails Contract DT-02R

Jindal Steel & Power Ltd. (JSPL) last week was awarded a Rs. 155.87 crore contract to supply 16,935 MT of head hardened (HH) rails for Delhi Metro’s Phase 4 project by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC).

This a contract retender and its scope includes 85.86 km Phase 4 project’s 65.1 km Priority Corridors which are well under construction across 3 lines. This includes 1 new line (23.62 km Golden 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-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 2023 with a 365 day deadline under Package DT-02R, and technical bids were opened in October 2023 to reveal 4 bidders. Financial bids were opened in February 2024.

Financial Bid Values (Recap)

Note: All 4 firms submitted bids in different combinations of INR + EURO + USD + JPY. Below I’ve shown the INR equivalent.

FirmBid (Rs. Crore)
Mitsui & Co.196.71
ArcelorMittal Espana205.45
Voestalpine Rail Technology227.45

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

Representational image only– Photo Copyright: Daily Mail

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.

With the Central Government’s recent approval of another 2 lines to Phase 4 (Lajpat Nagar – Saket & Inderlok – Indraprastha), it remains to be seen if JICA will fund their development or not. That will determine if the scope of some existing contracts will be amended, if possible, or whether a new tendering process will have to be launched for the systems being procured.

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

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4 Responses to "JSPL Awarded Delhi Metro Phase 4’s Head Hardened Rails Contract DT-02R"

  1. Yash says:

    Isn’t Golden Line Corridor extended to Terminal 1 IGI Airport?
    Earlier it was from Aerocity to Tughlaqabad. I have read that it will be now constructed from Terminal 1 IGI to Tughlaqabad.. Then why is Aerocity written everywhere?

  2. Aditya says:

    Anurag Thakur said in the press conference that JICA will fund the two new approved corridors partially.

  3. Mridul Yadav says:

    The airport express line should be extended from dwarka sector 25 to kherki daula RRTS station on delhi- jaipur highway NH48. they can give 2-3 stations in between.


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