By Accommodation Times Bureau
In a major development on the Metro network front, the tenders for providing 378 metro coaches to the Dahisar to DN Nagar Metro-2A and Andheri (East) to Dahisar (East) Metro-7 corridor were recently opened in Delhi. Seven Indian and international firms have submitted the bid documents. The 7 firms are – 1) Hyundai Rotem, Korea 2) Bombardier India & Bombardier Germany 3) CRRC Corporation Ltd. 4) Bharat Earth Movers Ltd. 5) Titagarh wagons & TitagarhFirema 6) Alstom Transport India & Alstom SA and 7) CAF India & CAF, Spain. The entire bidding process has been carried out adhering to the norms set by the Asian Development Bank who are funding the projects, an official release said.
R.A. Rajeev, Metropolitan Commissioner, MMRDA said, “We have received an excellent response to the Rolling stock tender and are extremely happy to ensure timely completion of both the projects. Our aim is to provide a safe, robust, reliable and energy friendly metro network to the city.”
The successful bidder will soon be named by the evaluation committee, the release said.
The successful bidder is expected to provide state-of-the-art 63 sets of trains of 6 cars each equipped with faster acceleration/deceleration. Further, the coaches will be air-conditioned, energy friendly with the regenerative braking system, equipped with CCTV security surveillance for passenger security and real-time track monitoring facility to ensure safety.
The trains will work on latest CBTC signalling technology system and metro platforms will have platform screen door for the safety of passengers.