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CMRL to Procure 70 Additional Driverless Trains for Chennai Metro Phase II Project

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CHENNAI (Metro Rail News): Chennai Metro Rail Ltd. (CMRL) will purchase an additional 70 three-coach driverless trains for its Phase II project. The project, valued at ₹61,843 crore, will span 116 km across three corridors: Madhavaram to SIPCOT (corridor 3), Light House to Poonamallee (corridor 4), and Madhavaram to Sholinganallur (corridor 5). Total of 138 driverless trains will be procured by CMRL for this phase 2 project.

CMRL officials have invited bids for the 70 trains, and the contract is expected to be awarded within the next 4-6 months. The funding for this procurement is part of a loan from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). Therefore, the chosen contractor must source 30.069% of the goods and services from Japanese companies or manufacturers.

The first train from this contract is anticipated to be delivered to CMRL after a two-year timeframe. Additionally, CMRL previously awarded a contract for 26 trains that will run on the Poonamallee-Power House stretch of corridor 3. Discussions are currently underway with the contractor to finalize the designs, with the first train expected to arrive in the city by mid-2024, an official said.

Furthermore, an additional 42 trains will be required for the Phase II project. CMRL had initially considered leasing the trains but later decided to issue tenders for their purchase. Tenders for the remaining 42 trains will be floated soon.

Overall, this procurement of driverless trains is a significant step in the development of Chennai’s metro rail network, aiming to enhance connectivity and provide efficient transportation for residents and commuters.

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  1. CMRL is now Chennai, excellent, superb service. I always now used day to day life. Very useful to us for my emergency on going trafficking situations. Once again I thank you to one and all to CMRL and Government of India.

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