Alstom Bids for Delhi Metro Silver Line’s Signaling Contract
Alstom Transport India in August was declared as the only bidder to supply the signaling and train-control solution (Package DS-06) for Delhi Metro’s 23.622 km Silver Line which will connect Aerocity – Tughalakabad via 16 stations.
This new line of the Delhi Metro Phase 4 project in South Delhi will be equipped with a Communications Based Train Control (CBTC) system and run in conjunction with i-ATS (jointly developed by DMRC and BEL) in parallel with its Automatic Train Supervision (ATS) system.
DMRC invited tenders for this contract, funded by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in February 2022 with a 4 year deadline and unknown estimate. Technical bids were opened in early August.
DMRC’s Brief Scope: : Design, Manufacture, Supply, Installation, Testing & Commissioning of Train control & Signalling System for Aerocity to Tuglakabad Corridor of Phase-IV of Delhi MRTS.
The tender hasn’t been canceled in over 50 days, so it appears to me that DMRC is satisfied with receiving just one bid. Alstom’s financial bid will be opened after technical evaluation is completed which should happen sometime in Q4 2022.
Delhi’s Silver Line is planned to be initially operated with just 54 coaches (9 trains of 6 coaches each) which are being procured as part of a 288 coach contract (Package RS17).
A list of all Delhi Metro Phase 4 packages, their contractors and status can be viewed here.
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