BMRCL Awards ₹3177 Crore Contract to BEML for 318 Metro Coaches

The comprehensive contract Includes manufacturing and 15-Year maintenance of the metro coaches.

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BMRCL issued LOA to BEML for Bid No. 5RS-DM to supply 318 cars with 15years comprehensive maintenance
BMRCL issued LOA to BEML for Bid No. 5RS-DM to supply 318 cars with 15years comprehensive maintenance

BENGALURU (Metro Rail News): BEML, a renowned company, has been awarded a significant contract worth approximately Rs. 3177 crores by BMRCL (Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd). This contract involves the manufacturing of 318 new metro coaches to contribute to the expansion of Bangalore Metro’s Phase 2 (73.92km), Phase 2A (18.23 km), and Phase 2B (37km).

The contract not only involves the production of the metro coaches but also includes a comprehensive maintenance arrangement spanning over a duration of 15 years. This signifies BEML’s commitment to providing reliable and efficient metro services to the city’s residents.

These coaches will be put into service as part of Package 5RS-DM, forming 6-car trains on two major lines: the 21 km Pink Line (Reach 6) and the 56 km Blue Line (ORR Line & Airport Line).

The process leading up to this contract involved a thorough bidding procedure. The bidding process commenced in September 2022, and it culminated in the opening of technical bids in February 2023. Following this, financial bids were opened in May 2023. Among the participating firms, BEML emerged as the lowest bidder, securing the contract with a competitive bid value of Rs. 3176.43 crore.

The scope of this contract encompasses various critical aspects, including the design, manufacturing, supply, installation, testing, and commissioning of the 318 standard gauge metro cars. Additionally, BEML is tasked with providing training for personnel involved in the metro operations for a period of fifteen years.

Notably, the financial support for this project is facilitated by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). The Government of India and JICA signed a loan agreement in March 2021, amounting to Rs. 3,717 crore. This funding is intended to facilitate the acquisition of critical systems, including rolling stock, platform screen doors, and CBTC signaling.

2 COMMENTS

  1. Dear BMRCL team,
    Please change metro train/coach front elevation like our Volvo bus front face, current one is doesn’t good!! Please change it Volvo bus front look or better than… This is only suggestion, BMRCL should take a call .

  2. Ask BEML to manufacture a Few coaches/trains out of the 72 coaches (12 trains) for the Yellow line, as only 3-4 trains from Titagarh will be ready by December (2 trains from China will arrive by September only and the First 1 or 2 indigenous trains from Titagarh will arrive only by December.) Furthermore, CRRC engineers are complaining about visa issues. Hence for now, BEML should start supplying the coaches through the contract which it has won..

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