Alstom, the French multi-national rolling stock manufacturing company has emerged as the lowest bidder (L1) for contract BH-IN-02 for Bhopal and Indore Metro projects with a bid of Rs. 3,248 crore. Madhya Pradesh Metro Rail Co. Ltd. (MPMRCL) had issued the tender for this project in November 2021.
Details of the Alstom’s bhopal and Indore Metro Rail Contract
BH-IN-02 is a contract for the procurement of 156 coaches, signalling & train (S&T) control and telecommunication system for Phase-1 of Indore and Bhopal Metro. Out of these 156 coaches, 81 coaches will be for Bhopal Metro, while remaining 75 coaches will be for Indore Metro.
Alstom’s Scope for Bhopal Metro Project
Asltoms’s Scope of work for Bhopal Metro involves the design, manufacture, testing and commissioning of the metro train cars, which will be of standard gauge. For Indian Metro railways, this value is 1,435 mm. Commissioning of these cars including 15 years of comprehensive maintenance has also been included in the contract.
Signalling and Telecommunication (S&T) system for these coaches with 7 years of comprehensive maintenance is also involved in the scope of work.
Subhash Nagar Depot of the Bhopal Metro will stable 81 coaches for 27 trains. Out of these 27 trains, 14 will be for the 14.99 Km long Purple Line which is under construction as of now and runs from Karond Circle to AIIMS. The remaining 13 trains will be for the upcoming 12.88 Km stretch of the Red Line, which will connect Bhadbhada Square to Ratnagiri Tiraha.
Alstom’s Scope of Work for Indore Metro
Scope of work for Indore Metro as per contract BH-IN-02 remains the same as that for Bhopal Metro with regard to S&T system and the procurement of metro rail coaches. The number of coaches to be procured for the Indore Metro is 75 for 25 trains.
These trains will be stabled at Gandhi Nagar Depot of Indore Metro. They will all serve the 33.53 Km long Yellow line running from Palasia to Railway Station, and further linking Rajwara – Airport – Bhawarsala in a loop around Indore city.
About Alstom SA: Alstom SA was founded in 1928, and is a multinational manufacturer of rolling stock headquartered in Saint-Ouen, France. Over the years, the company has been associated with several projects in India, including Delhi Metro, Mumbai Metro, Lucknow Metro and Regional Rapid Transport Systems (RRTSs). In 2021, Alstom inaugurated its train-sets component-manufacturing facility in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.