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DMRC invites bidders for platform screen doors of 3 upcoming metros

Tuesday, June 12, 2018
By Manjiri Chitre

Metro 2A, and Metro 7 are said to become operational by 2019

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has invited bidders for platform screen doors for the three upcoming metros- Metro 2A (Dahisar to DN Nagar), Metro 2B (DN Nagar to Mandale) and Metro 7 (Andheri East to Dahisar East). The DMRC, in agreement with the Mumbai Metropolitan Region and Development Authority (MMRDA) is carrying out the bidding process on behalf of MMRDA.

Sources claimed that the bidding process for the same will start soon. The tender read, “Invitation for bids for design, manufacture, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of half height platform gates system for Mumbai Metro line 2A, 2B, and 7.”

“Once the bidder is finalised, we will start constructing the platform screen doors for the Metro 2A and Metro 7 first. The DMRC will be carrying out the bidding process”, said a senior official, MMRDA, on the condition of anonymity.

According to official sources, the civil construction work of the two metro corridors- Metro 2A and Metro 7 are on a fast track and will be meeting their deadline. The Metro line 2A from Dahisar to DN Nagar is an 18.589 km long elevated corridor with 17 stations. The estimated cost for the project is Rs 6,410 crore. Metro line 7 from Andheri East to Dahisar East is a 16.475 km long corridor with 13 stations. The corridor is supposed to provide inter-connectivity among the existing Western Express Highway (WEH), Western Railways, Metro line 1 (Ghatkopar-Andheri-Versova), the ongoing Metro line 2A and Metro 6 (Swami Samarth Nagar to Vikhroli) corridor. Along with it, Metro line 2B from DN Nagar to Mandale, Mankhurd is a 23.64 km long elevated corridor with 22 stations in the stretch. The project’s estimated cost is around Rs 1,900 crore.

Apart from it, nearly 10 firms had come forward to provide coaches of rolling stock and spare parts for coaches for three metro corridors, including Metro 3 (Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ), Metro 7 and Metro 2A.

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