Siemens Wins Delhi Metro Phase 4’s Electrification Work DE-05R


Siemens Ltd. on Wednesday emerged as the lowest bidder for the the 25 kV AC OHE traction contract of the 38.235 km Magenta Line’s new 2.03 km underground extension between Janakpuri West and Krishna Park Extension.

Alstom Transport had originally won this tender of the 65.1 km Delhi Metro Phase 4 project in June 2021, but their bid was rejected as it was substantially higher than the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC)’s estimate.

DMRC shortly re-invited invited tenders under DE-05R with an estimate of Rs. 22,75,00,000 and 600 day (1.64 year) completion deadline. Technical bids were opened in April to reveal 12 bidders.

Financial Bid Values (Lowest 5)

Firm Bid (Rs. Crore)
Siemens 19.56
Kalpataru Power 20.29
Shalaka-Infratech 20.41
Vikran Engineering 20.49
KEC International 20.67

Note: Alstom’s financial bid couldn’t be opened as it was not properly submitted.

Package: DE-05R

Brief Scope: Design, Detail Engineering, Manufacture, SITC of 25 KV AC Traction (RIGID OHE), 33KV ASS, Associated Cabling and SCADA Systems for Krishna Park Underground Station of Janakpuri west to R. K Ashram corridor (Extn. of Line-8) of Phase-IV Delhi MRTS

Magenta Line’s Vikaspuri Park Shaft – Vikaspuri Ramp underground section – view Phase 4 info & map

Siemens’ bid of Rs. 19.56 crore was well below DMRC’s estimate of Rs. 22.75 crore, so a contract should be awarded in the coming weeks without a long financial evaluation period.

This new 2.03 km underground extension (DC-06) is under construction by HCC-VCCL JV. TBM Triveni completed tunneling the 1.4 km down-line tunnel in December 2021 and is currently building the up-line tunnel towards Krishna Park Extension Station.

A list of all Delhi Metro Phase 4 packages, their contractors and status can be viewed here.

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