MUMBAI (Metro Rail News): Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has three domestic rolling stock manufactures in race to design, manufacture and supply 10 new Monorail Rakes of four cars each for the Mumbai Monorail Project.
These three bidders are Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), Medha Servo Drives Private Limited – SMH (Malaysia) JV and Titagarh Wagons Limited. Earlier, MMRDA in August 2020, re-invited tender for the third time for this contract with an estimated cost of INR 546 crores and a completion period of 130 weeks. As per tender, there is a requirement of sourcing 50% local content in manufacturing these new trains which promotes Make in India policy of Union Government.
Technical bids were opened in March this year which revealed names of above given bidders. The latest update as per sources is that the MMRDA has opened the financial bids for this contract and the lowest bidder has quoted bid value of around INR 606 Crores. However, the name of the lowest bidder including bid values by other firms in still not known.
Contract No. – MONORS3
Name of Work – Design, Manufacture, Supply, Testing And Commissioning Of 10 Nos. Of Monorail Train Sets Of 4 Cars Each And Training Of Personnel For Mumbai Monorail Project.
This contract aims to promote Make in India initiative of the Central Government as trains sets are to be manufactured in India with 50% local content rather than being imported. This new train sets will operate on the 20.21 km long operational monorail system from Chembur in Eastern Mumbai to Jacob Circle in South Mumbai.
These train sets will be equipped with a self-propelled system with first train is expected to be delivered in 14 months and all trains sets to be delivered by 2023-24.