SAIL Bags Patna Metro’s Contract Worth Rs 11.34 Crores 

The contract entails manufacturing and supply of 1200 MT Class A 880 Grade Rails for the New ISBT Patna Depot.

Patna Metro Rail Network
Patna Metro Rail Network

PATNA (Metro Rail News): Steel Authority of India Limited has bagged a contract worth Rs 11.34 Crores from Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) for the Patna metro. 

Scope of the Contract 

The contract scope ranges from manufacturing to Supply of 1200 MT 90 UTS, UIC 60, 13 m, Class A 880 Grade Rails, IRS-T-12-2009 for New ISBT Patna Depot of Patna Metro. The contract comes with a one-year deadline, too. 

Contract PT-7R 

It is a retender of the package PT-7, which had received only one bid from JSPL, approximately 16.47% higher than DMRC’s original estimate. Further, the negotiations failed, and a retender PT-07 was brought to public notice. 

Package PT-7R & Package PT-8R combined are dedicated towards track installation within the New ISBT Depot. Package PT-8R is concerned with the laying of ballastless tracks.  

New ISBT Depot 

The construction of the new ISBT Depot for the 30.91 km Patna Metro Phase 1 project is underway, managed by Quality Buildcon through Package PC-02. This facility will serve as the maintenance and stabling point for trains operating on Line-1 (Danapur Cantonment – Khemni Chak) and Line-2 (Patna Junction Railway Station – New ISBT) of the Patna Metro. 


DMRC had received two bids for the same with the following specifications: 

  1. SAIL- Rs 11.34 Crores 
  2. JSPL- Rs 11.59 Crores. 

Patna Metro 

It is an under-construction MRTS line in the City of Patna, India. It will be completed in 5 phases and owned and operated by  Patna Metro Rail Corporation. It consists of 2 lines: 

  1. East-West Line or Red Line – It will run from Danapur cantonment to Khemnichak with eight elevated & 6 Underground stations 
  2. North-South line or Blue line – It will run from Patna Junction to New ISBT with five elevated & 7 Underground stations 

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