PATNA, INDIA (Metro Rail News): After the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) opened tenders in mid-October, four firms filed bids for the 25KV Overhead Equipment (OHE) electrification system of Patna Metro’s Phase 1 project.
PE-03 is the network’s third electrification-related package, with two mostly elevated lines and 24 stops, including two interchanges at Khemni Chak and Patna Junction Railway Station.
Aside from the OHE system, the scope of work includes installing a 33 KV ring central unit, auxiliary substation (ASS), and SCADA for both elevated and underground sections, including the Quality Buildcon-built New ISBT Depot.
In July, the DMRC invited bids for package PE-03, which had a budget of Rs. 144.65 crore and a 36-month completion period (3 years). Kalpataru Power Transmission, KEC International, Salasar Techno Engineering and Siemens were the four bidders.
SITC of 25KV Overhead Equipment (OHE) System, Switching Posts, 33KV Ring mains, Auxiliary Substations for Elevated Sections and SCADA System for Underground and Elevated sections for Corridor 1 and 2 and ISBT Depot of Patna Metro Rail Project were the scope available.
The bids have now been forwarded for technical review, which could take many months. After that, the financially eligible bidders’ financial bids will be opened to determine the lowest bidder and most likely contractor for this package.