Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) has taken a strategic step towards enhancing its maintenance services by awarding a substantial contract worth Rs. 21.16 Crores to M/s MEMCO Associates (India) Private Limited for Rolling Stock Maintenance for the Phase-1 project, further fortifying the efficiency and reliability of the metro system.
- CMRL has signed the contract for Phase -1 Rolling Stock Maintenance, PPIO & Depot Control Services in Koyambedu Depot and Wimco Nagar Depot with M/s MEMCO Associates (India) Private limited for a value of INR. 21.16 crores. The Letter of Acceptance (LOA) was issued to M/s MEMCO Associates (India) Private Limited.
- The scope of services under this contract includes Preventive Maintenance, Corrective Maintenance of the Phase-1 Rolling Stock, Operation of PPIO (Progress Planning & Investigation Office) & DCC (Depot Control Centre) and Stores service support.
- The contract agreement was signed by Mr. Rajesh Chaturvedi, Director (Systems and Operations), CMRL, and Mr. G.Veerakumar, General Manager-Metro Projects of MEMCO Associates (India) Private Limited. Mr. A. R. Rajendran, CGM (RS), Mr. C. Balamurugan, JGM (RS), Mr. Joshua Rajkumar, CEO of MEMCO, other Senior officials of CMRL and MEMCO were present during the occasion.
About Phase-1 Project:
The Phase I of Chennai Metro Rail project covers a length of 45.046 km network and consists of two Corridors i.e. Corridor-I From Washermenpet to Airport (23.085 Km), Corridor -2 From Chennai Central to St. Thomas Mount (21.961 km).
About 55% of the Corridors in Phase-1 are Underground and the remaining are Elevated. Out of 32 nos. of Stations, 13 nos. are Elevated Stations and the remaining 19 nos. are Underground Stations. Inter Corridor interchange Stations are available in Alandur (Elevated) and Chennai Central (Underground) respectively.
Phase-1 was commissioned stage wise. The first segment of the section between Alandur to Koyambedu was commissioned on 29th June, 2015. The first Underground line between Thirumangalam Metro Station to Nehru Park Metro Station was inaugurated on 14th May, 2017.
The Underground stretches – Nehru Park Metro Station to Chennai Central Metro Station and Saidapet Metro Station to AG-DMS Metro Station were opened a year later on 25th May, 2018. On 10th February 2019, the Underground stretch from AG-DMS to Washermenpet of the blue line was opened, completing a 45 km network under the Phase-1 of the Metro Rail Project.
The collaboration between CMRL and MEMCO Associates signifies a significant stride towards maintaining high standards in metro operations. As Chennai metro continues to evolve, this strategic partnership ensures that commuters experience a seamless and reliable journey, setting the stage for future advancements in urban mobility. This contract not only exemplifies progress but also reinforces the dedication to providing citizens with a world-class metro experience in Chennai.
Source: CMRL- Press Release | Image Credit: CMRL
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