Chennai Metro Update: M/s Swastik-Equip Lavaggi JV awarded contract for depot machinery and plant at Poonamallee Depot

Chennai Metro signs an agreement with M/s Swastik-Equip Lavaggi joint venture for Phase-2 depot machinery and plant at Poonamallee Depot.

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  • Corridor-4 (Light House to Poonamallee Bypass) of the Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) Phase-II Project consists of a 26.1 Km long elevated and underground metro rail network with a total of 27 stations and a depot at Poonamallee to stable and maintain all types of rolling stock procured for Corridor-4 of the Phase-II Project. CMRL selected M/s. Swastik-Equip Lavaggi following a competitive bidding process.
  • The Contract agreement was signed in presence of Rajesh Chaturvedi, Director (Systems & Operations) CMRL by A.R. Rajendran, Chief General Manager/Rolling Stock for CMRL and Shobhit Saxena, Project Head for Swastik-Equip Lavaggi on 14th March 2023 for supply of 13 Machinery and Plant at Poonamallee Depot awarded for a Price of INR.31.80 Cr.

  • The scope of work under this Contract is “Design, Manufacturing, Supply, Installation, Testing, Commissioning of Machinery and Plant at Poonamallee Depot and training of employees on Turnkey Basis. CMRL has awarded Swastik a Notice to Proceed with the works under this Contract, with a start date of March 14, 2023.
  • All 13 machinery and plants under this contract will be delivered to CMRL in July 2024 at the Poonamallee Depot and tested on-site.
  • The Automated Train Wash Plant, Wheel Lathe, Train Lifting Pit Jack, Synchronized Train Lifting Mobile Jack, Wheel Profile Measurement System, and Battery Powered Train Shunting Machine are among the machinery and plants.
  • The above-mentioned machinery and plant will be commissioned at Poonamallee Depot prior to the arrival of trains. These machinery and plants are essential for railroad trails and subsequent train maintenance.
  • S. Satheesh Prabhu, AGM (RSO) CMRL, Jagadeesh Prasad, DGM CMRL, Swastik EquipLavaggi Deputy team leader Prasanth Nardekar, Head Rolling Stock of General Consultant Nandakumar and others were present during the occasion.

Source: Chennai Metro- Press Release | Images Credit: Chennai Metro