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BEML Wins Rs. 3176.43 Cr. Rolling Stock Order for Bangalore Metro

Bharat Earth Movers Ltd. (BEML) has won the contract for design and supply of 318 metro coaches (Rolling Stock package 5RS-DM) for a stretch of Bangalore Metro Phase 2 which is 21.386 Km in length. The contract also includes supply of coaches for Phase 2A of Bangalore Metro which is 18.23 Km in length, and Phase 2B, which is 37 Km long.`

Scope of work in this contract includes designing, manufacturing, supplying, testing, and commissioning of these standard gauge coaches for Bangalore Metro phases -2, 2A, and 2B. This contract entails the supply of 96 coaches each to Phase 2 and Phase 2A and the remaining 126 coaches out of the total 318 coaches will be supplied to Phase 2B. The scope also comprises training of associated personnel for this project for up to 15 years .

Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation (BMRC) invited bids in September 2022 for this contract. The L2 bidder for this contract was Alstom, which had placed a bid of Rs. 3821.01 crore. Three more bidders besides BEML, namely Alstom Transport India, Titagarh Wagons, and Spain’s CAF (Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles) had bid for this project.