MMRDA re-invited tender for Mumbai Metro Line-4’s Mogharpada Depot

This brand-new train repair facility will help maintain the 35.2 km Line-4 & Line-4A, which will run through 34 stops to connect Wadala, Kasaravadavali, and Gaimukh.

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MUMBAI (Metro Rail News): In late October, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) issued a new invitation for construction firms to submit bids for the Mogharpada Depot on the Mumbai Metro Green Line (Package CA-160).

This brand-new train repair facility will help maintain the 35.2 km Line-4 & Line-4A, which will run through 34 stops to connect Wadala, Kasaravadavali, and Gaimukh.

The first tender notice was published in August 2020, with a 36-month deadline and an estimated construction cost of Rs. 596.60 crores. However, before the tender’s cancellation in May 2021, MMRDA repeatedly extended the submission date with 14 corrigendum.

According to the amended tender documents, the depot’s layout has significantly changed, and its footprint has decreased from 41 to 35 hectares. While the 36-month contract term stays the same, the estimated cost has shot up to Rs. 711.34 crores.

The brief Scope of the tender includes the Construction of depot infrastructures comprising a stabling yard, operational control centre and administrative building, maintenance and workshop buildings. Auxiliary substation, staff quarters, architectural finishing, plumbing, earthworks for land development, compound wall, road approach, a bridge connecting to the depot, underground utility ducts, drainage system, design and build of ETP and STP, etc., including architectural finishing works and design and build of pre-engineered building structures of car depot at Mogharpada for Metro Line-4 and 4A of Mumbai Metro Rail Project of MMRDA

Estimated Cost: Rs. 711.34 crore

Period of Work: 36 months (3 years)

Document Sale Start Date: October 21, 2022

Document Sale End Date: December 12, 2022

Bid Submission End Date: December 12, 2022 (5 PM)

This Construction follows the MMRDA’s publication of a tender notice for the Construction of Line-5’s Kasheli Depot on a 27.13-hectare land parcel east of Thane.

The double-decker shed-equipped Mogharpada Depot is slightly larger than Mandale Depot on the Yellow Line. Mogharpada Depotwas intended to be the city’s largest metro depot. It will have 16 stabling lines (SBLs) for 32 trains in its new form, with a further 16 SBLs planned in the future. Additionally, it will have five inspection bay lines (IBL), with plans for five more in the future.

39 × 6 trains will initially reside in the depot (plus more in the future for Line-10 & Line-11). Bombardier (owned by Alstom Transport) received an Rs. 1853.28 crore contract for those trains in March 2021; however, Bombardier withdrew in February 2022, claiming delays in completing the line’s civil Construction.

There has been an increase in tendering activity since the new state government took power, which is very impressive. However, MMRDA will re-invite bids for the line’s rolling stock only after construction work begins on the depot.

 

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