Jindal Steel & Power Ltd. is the only bidder for track laying contracts for Bhopal Metro and Indore Metro. This contract for Package BHIN03A entails the supply and installation of standard gauge rails for Phase – 1 projects of the two metros. The requirement for Bhopal Metro Phase – 1 is 1,305 Metric Tonnes (MT) of rails, while Indore Metro Phase – 1 requires the supply of 1,260 MT of rails.
The contract specifies rails to be of model 60 E1 (UIC60), which means that rails must be flat bottomed, T-shaped rails with a mass per unit metre of 60.21 Kg. Moreover, the grade specified for these rails is grade 880, which implies that they must have a tensile strength of 880 Mega Pascal (MPa).
Bids for Package BHIN03A were invited by Madhya Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. (MPMRCL) in February 2022 with a completion deadline of 2 years and an unknown cost estimate.