MMRDA cancels procurement of 10 Train-sets for Mumbai Monorail

In 2019, the MMRDA tried getting ten new train-sets and got bids from 2 firms – China’s CRRC & BYD, an American firm headquartered in Los Angeles but determined to reject the bidding process for related reasons

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MUMBAI (Metro Rail News): On Tuesday Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority halted the bidding process centrally for getting ten train-sets of 4 cars separately to work on 19.54 km long Mumbai Monorail’s Line-1 that connects Chembur with Jacob Circle.

It was MMRDA’s 2 try to get new train-sets to update frequency and there is no reason for cancelling the process has been given. MMRDA requested bids for certain train-sets in Feb 2020 with a closing date of 13th of April which was changed to June 22, so technical bids for this tender weren’t started.

In 2019, the MMRDA tried getting ten new train-sets and got bids from 2 firms – China’s CRRC & BYD, an American firm headquartered in Los Angeles but determined to reject the bidding process for related reasons.

The L&T Scomi Engineering consortium had originally got ten Scomi Sutra train-sets in 2009-2010 in which only four were in operation prior to the nationwide lockdown.

Remain six were nonoperational because of a lack of affordable high-quality spares which led to the cannibalization of its fleet & additional operational losses.

According to MMRDA official, two of those six train-sets were to be repaired and set by May 31 or the week after that. Whenever operations restart, MMRDA claims these will take down headways from 23 to 15 minutes.

2 COMMENTS

  1. No indian projects should be allotted to any Chinese firms even if they are the lowest bidder.To make Make in India sucessful, an Indian firms should be allotted works/ projects in India.Chinese are irresponsible and cheaters.Their products are also sub standard. Jai hind.

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