Chennai, India (Metro Rail News): Chennai Metro Rail Ltd (CMRL) opened technical bids on September 30, 2021, for the Rolling stock contract package (Phase – II / ARE03) of the Chennai Metro Rail Project, Phase 2. As a result, three bidders/rolling stock manufacturers made bids to deliver 78 coachers (26 train sets) for Chennai Metro’s corridor 4.
The scope of work for the Chennai Metro Rail Project Phase 2 involves the design, production, procurement, testing, commissioning, and training of people for standard gauge metro rolling stock (electrical multiple units).
The following are the bidders’ names:
1) BEML Limited
2) Alstom Transport India
3) Titagarh Wagons Ltd.
The Chennai Metro Rail Project’s Phase 2 corridor would require 288 cars, which CMRL will procure. Corridors 3 and 5 have 4,336 cars (112 train sets) out of 78 vehicles (26 train units). On the other hand, 126 cars (42 train sets) will be leased. Tender announcements have been circulated for all packages.
The 28-station Corridor, 4 of Chennai Metro’s Phase 2, would connect Lighthouse to Poonamallee Bypass via Porur over 26.09 kilometres, with 18 elevated stations and ten underground.