Alstom Declared as Lowest Bidder for Bangalore Metro’s Signalling & PSD Contract

The Package includes 73.92 km long Phase 2, 18.23 km Phase 2A & 37 km Phase 2B of the Chennai metro.

Platform Screen Doors
Platform Screen Doors

CHENNAI (Metro Rail News): Alstom has been declared as the lowest bidder for Bangalore Metro’s Package 10 S&T-DM. 

Package 10 S&T-DM 

The Package entails installing a CBTC system, Platform Screen Doors or Gate Systems, Annual maintenance for up to 5 years and Training of Personnel on 2 lines – 21 Km Pink Line & 56 km Blue line. 


BMRCL issued the contract for the same in March 2023. The estimate and delivery time frame for the contract renmains unknown. 

Scope of the Contract 

Design, manufacture, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of signalling & train control and platform screen door/gate systems and training of personnel including annual maintenance up to five (05) years under Bangalore Metro Rail Project Phase-2, Phase-2A and Phase-2B.

Bids Recieved 

The bids received through the tender have been: 

S no Firm Bid Recieved 
01. Alstom Transport INR 857 Crores
02. Siemens India INR 912 Crores 
03. Nippon Signal INR 944 Crores 

Platform Screen Doors & Platform Screen Guards 

The PSDs will be installed on 13 underground stations and PSGs at 7 at-grade stations. The PSDs on Underground stations will be of full height while those on at-grade stations will be half height. 

Corridors Included 

Corridors included for the installation of PSDs & PSGs are: 

  1. Phase 2’s Pink Line (Nagawara – Kalena Agrahara): 6 elevated stations with PSGs & 12 underground stations with PSDs
  2. Phase 2A’s Blue Line (Central Silk Board – KR Puram): 13 elevated stations with PSGs
  3. Phase 2B’s Blue Line (KR Puram – KIAL Airport): 17 elevated stations & 1 at-grade station with PSGs, and 1 underground station with PSD 

Specifications of the Contract 

The agreement incorporates a 2-year Defect Notification Period (DNP) or Defect Liability Period (DLP). During the subsequent 5-year Annual Maintenance Contract (AMC), comprehensive maintenance services, including 24/7 breakdown and corrective maintenance, as well as the repair of PCB/modules, will be provided.

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