MMRDA accelerates Mumbai Metro Line-5 project with tender invitation for rolling stock and signalling

In a significant move towards enhancing Mumbai’s metro infrastructure, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has initiated the next phase of the Mumbai Metro Line-5 Project. Recently, MMRDA has announced tenders for the Rolling Stock and Signalling contract, inclusive of Maintenance for a duration of 17 years.

Brief about Tender Submission:

Name of the Work: Design, manufacture, supply, installation, integration, testing and commissioning of Rolling Stock, Communication Based Signalling & Train Control, Telecommunication, Platform Screen Doors and Depot Machinery & Plant of Line-5 (Phase-1 – Kapurbawadi – Kasheli – Dhamankar Naka & Phase-2 -Dhamankar Naka – Bhiwandi- Kalyan Apmc) of Mumbai Metro Rail Project of MMRDA including 15 Years of Comprehensive Maintenance after 2 Years of Defect Liability Maintenance Period.

Tender Reference NumberMMRDA/5/MMRP/CA-241
Estimated Cost (in Rs.)26,40,72,00,000/-
EMD (in Rs.)26,40,00000/-
Design Build Period50 Months
Maintenance Period17 Years
Document Download/Sale Start Date26th Feb, 2024
Bid Submission Start Date26th Feb, 2024
Bid Submission End Date14th May, 2024
Pre Bid Meeting Date22nd Mar, 2024
Bid Opening Date15th May, 2024

Scope of Works:

  • Design, procurement, manufacture, factory testing, supply, delivery, storage, installation, testing, commissioning, and integration of rolling stock and signalling systems.
  • Maintenance, including supply of spares, unit exchange spares, mandatory spares, special tools, testing equipment, and jigs and fixtures.
  • Rolling stock to be modern, stainless steel, lightweight, with 3-phase AC drive, regenerative braking, and suitable for CBTC-based ATP, ATO, etc.
  • Signalling & Train Control (S&TC) to be based on proven technology, including Platform Screen Doors and Telecommunication System.
  • Depot Machinery & Plant (M&P) to be state-of-the-art and proven machinery in accordance with project requirements.
  • General Specification covers all tender requirements, including design & drawings, project planning, site management, safety, health, environment, testing, commissioning, maintenance, and training.

Eligibility Criteria:

The average annual turnover of the last Five financial years  shall not be less than INR 22,000 Millions.

General Experience:

Experience under the Construction projects in the role of Individual contractor/ lead member of JV/ as JV Member for at least last 7 years ending last day of the month previous to the month of tender submission.

  • At least One Similar work satisfactorily and substantially completed of minimum value INR 14,770 Millions or more
  • At least Two Similar works satisfactorily and substantially completed of minimum value INR 9,233 Millions each or more
  • At least Three Similar works satisfactorily and substantially completed of minimum value INR 7,390 Millions each or more.


The invitation for tenders for Rolling Stock and Signalling marks a significant advancement in the Mumbai Metro Line-5 Project, demonstrating MMRDA’s commitment to enhancing public transportation infrastructure in the region. With the successful implementation of this phase, Mumbai can anticipate improved connectivity and efficiency in its metro network, catering to the growing needs of commuters and contributing to the city’s overall development and progress.

Source: MMRDA- Tender | Image Credit (representational): MMRDA

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