3 Bidders Unveiled by MPMRCL for Bhopal & Indore Metro’s Independent Safety Assessor 

The contract would be enforceable for 3.5 years from the award date.

Bhopal Metro
Bhopal Metro

BHOPAL (Metro Rail News): Madhya Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MPMRCL) opened the three bidders for the Package BH-IN-11, unveiling the three bidders for the Package. 

Package BH-IN-11 

The Consultancy Service Package BH-IN-11 includes carrying out an Independent Safety Assessment and audit of both systems’ Signaling and train Control System and its interfaces with the Rolling Stock Platform Screen Door system at underground stations and other systems such as track, 750 V Third Rail Traction and Automatic Fare Collection.

Scope of the Contract 

The contract scope entails Independent Safety Assessors (ISA) and an audit of the signalling & train control safety aspects, platform screen door and Rolling Stock sub-systems for the Bhopal and Indore Metro Rail Projects. 

The Bidders 

The three bidders for the package are: 

  1. Bureau Veritas (India) Pvt. Ltd.
  2. TUV INDIA Pvt. Ltd.
  3. TUV SUD South Asia Pvt. Ltd.

Further Developments 

The bids are further expected to go through a round of technical evaluation that will reveal the name of the lowest bidder and the possible awardee for the contract. 

Task at Hand 

As appointed, the first assignment of the awardee will be to conduct an ISA of the priority stretch of the Bhopal & Indore Metro to gear it up for commercial operations. 

Bhopal & Indore Metro(s) 

Bhopal Metro’s Phase 1 project’s DPR (Detailed Project Report ) with routes of 27.90 km was approved by the state government in December 2016 and by the Central Government’s cabinet in October 2018. It consists of 2 lines: 

01. Line-2 or Orange Line: Karond Circle – AIIMS – 14.99 km

02. Line-5 or Blue Line: Bhadbhada Square – Ratnagiri Tiraha – 12.91 km

Bhopal Metro’s Priority Corridor will be completed and opened in March 2024. 

Indore Metro is a Mass Rapid Transit System being built by MPMRCL. Phase 01 of the Indore metro is being built at an estimated cost of Rs. 7500 Crores. The metro trains will run 80 km/hr across the 31.5 Km line in Indore with 29 stations. 

Public Impact 

The Bhopal Metro promises to offer efficient and eco-friendly commutation in the city. The trial run is a testament to the goals of the Bhopal metro mentioned above. Alstom Transport India has manufactured the 3-coach train running on the Bhopal Metro with a passenger seating capacity of 50 & room for 300 standing passengers. 

It will transform how people commute in Bhopal and facilitate an easy, efficient & eco-friendly commutation. 

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