Metros Tenders

Hitachi Wins Chennai Metro Line 3’s Signaling Contract ASA04


Hitachi Rail STS India Pvt. Ltd. Last week was declared as the lowest bidder for Chennai Metro Line-3’s Signalling and Train Control and Video Management systems’ contract ASA04.

This 45.81 km mostly-underground new line of the 119.8 km Chennai Metro Phase 2 project will run in a north-south orientation to connect Madhavaram – SIPCOT 2.

Chennai Metro Rail Ltd. (CMRL) had invited tenders for this contract in August 2021 with an unknown estimate and 1640 day (4.5 year) deadline. Technical bids were opened in May to reveal 2 bidders.

This contract is being financed through a loan by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) which requires a heavy percentage of Japanese content which is why other traditional bidders, such as Siemens and Alstom, did not participate.

I don’t have bid values for either company. If someone does, then leave a comment below or shoot me a message via the Contact page. I’d like to add it in here for record keeping.

Package: ASA04

CMRL’s Brief Scope: Design, Manufacture, Supply, Installation, Testing and Commissioning of Signalling and Train Control System and Video Management System

One of Alstom’s 52 Metropolis train-sets on Chennai’s Phase 1 lines – Photo Copyright: Indian Express

Like other Phase 2 packages CMRL’s estimate for this is unknown, and without Hitachi’s financial bid value I can’t provide an assessment on how they’re bid is placed and what the next steps look like.

Here’s a status of all major Line-3 systems and their status:

A list of all Phase 2 civil & system packages and their status can be viewed here.

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