Alstom bags contract BH-IN-02 for Bhopal and Indore Metro

According to the sources, Alstom had won this contract as its bids were lower than that of BEML.

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MADHYA PRADESH (Metro Rail News): Alstom has won the contract BH-IN-02 for which Madhya Pradesh Metro Rail Co Ltd. (MPMRCL) opened financial bids on 18 May. The contract is for the procurement of 156 coaches, signalling & train control and telecommunication system for Phase-1 of Indore and Bhopal Metro.

Tender notice issue date: November 2021

Estimated amount: Rs. 2145 crore

Completion period: 1526 days

Scope of Work: Design, Manufacture, Supply, Installation, Testing, Commissioning and Training of Standard Gauge Passenger Rolling Stock Cars (with 15 Years of Comprehensive Maintenance) – 81 Cars for Bhopal and 75 Cars for Indore, including Signaling & Train Control and Telecommunication Systems (with 7 Years Comprehensive Maintenance)” for Bhopal Metro Rail Project and Indore Metro Rail Project.

According to the sources, Alstom had won this contract as its bids were lower than that of BEML whereas this contract will be financed by European Investment Bank (EIB).

For Bhopal Metro, a total of 27 trains will be stabled at Subhash Nagar Depot out of which 14 trains will serve the under construction 14.99 km Purple Line which is a stretch from Karond Circle to AIIMS while 13 will serve the upcoming Red Line which is a 12.88 km stretch from Bhadbhada Square to Ratnagiri Tiraha.

As for the Indore Metro, 25 trains will be stabled at Gandhi Nagar Depot which will provide service to the 33.53 km Yellow Line which will form a ring line around Indore city connecting Palasia – Railway Station – Rajwara- Airport – Bhawarsala.

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