BMRCL awarded UTO Consultancy of Bangalore Metro Phase-2 to Systra

BMRCL invited bids for the same in May 2020 with a completion period of 30 months. In its tender document, BMRCL stated that “Reach-5 of BMRCL Phase-2 project is planned to be operated in Unattended Train Operation (UTO) mode in a phased manner.

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BENGALURU: (Metro Rail News): The consortium of SYSTRA – SYSTRA MVA Consulting (India) Pvt. Ltd. has bags the contract for providing Unattended Train Operations (UTO) Consultancy to Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) for under construction Phase-2 Yellow Line (Reach 5)having route length of 19.1 km from Rastreeya Vidyalaya Road station to Bommansandra station.

BMRCL invited bids for the same in May 2020 with completion period of 30 months. In its tender document, BMRCL stated that, “Reach-5 of BMRCL Phase-2 project is planned to be operated in Unattended Train Operation (UTO) mode in phased manner. However, BMRCL strives for a Safe and Reliable UTO metro operation during revenue service and therefore plans to commission its revenue service in stages from GoA2 to GoA4 over its operational timeline, deemed appropriate.”

The work includes consultancy services for UTO interface validation between various systems during Design as well as commissioning phases with regard to implementation of UTO operation in Reach-5 of Bangalore Metro Rail Project Phase-2 network.

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As per BMRCL, the work of the consultant will be

  1. To review Pre-final Design Documents of Rolling Stock and Signalling & Train Control Systems prepared by the respective Contractors, Detailed Interface Design (DID) documents such as Rolling Stock, Signalling & Train Control, Communications, Traction & Power Supply, Tunnel Ventilation, Depot, Permanent Way, Civil Works, Operations Control Centre, PSD etc. to the extent for UTO and suggest modifications which are necessary for the implementation of UTO, in line with BMRCL tender documents, Metro Railways General Rules (for UTO) and other requirements of UTO.
  2. To review Interface Test Specifications and Test Procedures prepared by the Designated Contractors of various systems such as Rolling Stock, Signalling & Train Control, Communications, Traction & Power Supply, Tunnel Ventilation, Depot, Permanent Way, Civil Works, Operations Control Centre, PSD etc. and suggest modifications which are necessary for the implementation of UTO.
  3. To assist BMRCL in resolving technical issues amongst the Designated Contractors for the purpose of implementation of UTO.
  4. To validate the interface design to ensure that required provisions have been made in the design stage to fulfil the statutory requirements specified in Metro Railways General Rules pertaining to UTO operations and any other statutory requirements relevant to UTO.
  5. To witness and validate integrated testing and commissioning of the prototype train delivered under Rolling Stock Contract 4RS-DM with all other systems specifically related to UTO.
  6. To assist BMRCL in clarifying technical issues raised during the process of obtaining safety certifications, technical clearances, approvals, etc. from all statutory authorities such as Railway Board, CMRS, RDSO, ESA, etc. for revenue services in UTO mode.

Phase-2 of Bangalore Metro will have a total length of 72.09 km, of which 57.8 km length will be elevated and 13.79 underground. The route will have 62 stations of which 12 will be underground. It is expected to become operational by 2024.

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