A train travels along a section of elevated track on Line 1, operated by the Mumbai Metro One Pvt. (MMOPL), a joint venture controlled by Reliance Industries Ltd., towards Asalpha Metro station in Mumbai, India. (Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg)

MMRDA Awards Rs 3,015 Crore Contract To BEML For Rolling Stock On 3 Metro Corridors

The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) announced on Saturday that BEML Ltd. has bagged the contract to supply rolling stock on Metro corridors 2A, 2B and 7 at a cost of Rs 3,015 crore.

The contract was awarded to BEML at lowest cost in the country of Rs 7.98 crore per rake, excluding taxes, the state government body said in a statement.

“The competitive bidding has yielded MMRDA a saving of Rs 1,100 crore with respect to DPR provisions. Our focus will now be on speedy delivery,” Metropolitan commissioner RA Rajeev said.

The delivery of the first prototype train set, with coaches being manufactured in India, is expected next year.

The total completion time is 200 weeks and 12 trains will be supplied every quarter by BEML after prototype clearance, it said.

Seven firms - domestic and international, had submitted bids for supplying 378 coaches for Dahisar-DN Nagar Metro-2A and Andheri (East)-Dahisar (East) Metro-7 corridors.

These firms included Hyundai Rotem, Bombardier India and Bombardier Germany, CRRC Corporation, Bharat Earth Movers (BEML), Titagarh Wagons and Titagarh Firema, Alstom Transport India and Alstom SA along with CAF India and CAF Spain.