Chennai Metro signs agreement with Swastik-EquiLavaggi JV for Phase 2 Depot Machinery and Plant

CMRL has signed an agreement with M/s. Swastik-EquiLavaggi Joint Venture for the supply of 13 Machinery and Plant at Poonamallee Depot for Corridor-4 of the Phase-II Project.

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CMRL signing agreement with M/s. SwastikEquiLavaggi Joint Venture /Photo by CMRL
CMRL signing agreement with M/s. Swastik-EquiLavaggi Joint Venture /Photo by CMRL

CHENNAI (Metro Rail News): Chennai Metro signs agreement with Swastik-EquiLavaggi JV for Phase 2 Depot Machinery and Plant Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) has signed an agreement with M/s. Swastik-EquiLavaggi Joint Venture for the supply of 13 Machinery and Plant at Poonamallee Depot for Corridor-4 of the Phase-II Project. During the signing of the Contract agreement, A.R. Rajendran, Chief General Manager/Rolling Stock for CMRL and Shobhit Saxena, Project Head for Swastik-EquipLavaggi were present alongside Rajesh Chaturvedi, Director (Systems & Operations) CMRL. The contract was awarded for a price of INR.31.80 Cr following a competitive bidding process.

Scope of the Contract

On a turnkey basis, Swastik will undertake the responsibility of designing, manufacturing, supplying, installing, testing, and commissioning machinery and plants at Poonamallee Depot. Additionally, they will also provide training to employees. The works under this contract have been awarded a Notice to Proceed by CMRL with a start date of March 14, 2023.

Machinery and Plants to be supplied

The 13 machinery and plants to be supplied by Swastik-EquiLavaggi include an Automated Train Wash Plant, Wheel Lathe, Wheel Profile Measurement System, Train Lifting Pit Jack, Synchronized Train Lifting Mobile Jack, and Battery Powered Train Shunting Machine. These machinery and plants are essential for railroad trails and subsequent train maintenance.

Delivery and Commissioning

The machinery and plants covered by this contract will be tested on-site and delivered to the Poonamallee Depot of CMRL by July 2024.. They will be commissioned at Poonamallee Depot before the arrival of trains.

The signing of this agreement between CMRL and Swastik-EquiLavaggi JV is a significant milestone in the development of the Chennai Metro Rail Phase-II Project. The new machinery and plants to be supplied will play a significant role in ensuring the safe and efficient operation of the metro rail network.

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