MMRDA invites tender for the appointment of General Consultant on Mumbai Metro Line-5, Phase-II

The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) is advancing its development plans with the initiation of Phase-II for the Mumbai Metro Line-5. A tender has been issued to appoint a General Consultant for the continuation of this pivotal infrastructure project.

Brief about Tender Submission:

Name of the Work: Appointment of General Consultant for Phase-II of Metro Line-5 (Thane-Bhiwandi-Kalyan) of Mumbai Metro rail project of MMRDA.

Tender Reference Number


EMD (in Rs.)


Project Duration

72 Months

Document Download/Sale Start Date

18th Apr, 2024

Bid Submission Start Date

18th Apr, 2024

Bid Submission End Date

06th June, 2024

Pre Bid Meeting Date

30th Apr, 2024

Bid Opening Date

11th June, 2024

Metro Line – 5 (Thane-Bhiwandi-Kalyan):

Metro Line-5 from Thane to Bhiwandi to Kalyan is 24.90 km long elevated corridor with 15 stations. It will provide interconnectivity among the ongoing Metro Line-4 (Wadala to Kasarvadavli) and the proposed Metro Line-12 (Kalyan to Taloja), and with the existing Central Railway. It will provide rail based access to the commercial, Govt. bodies and geographical landmarks in Thane, Bhiwandi and Kalayan and also reduce the current travel time by anything between 50% and 75%.

Project in Brief:

  • The MML5 Project will comprise construction of a 24.90 km elevated viaduct, 14 stations and a depot, and the systems components include provision of rolling stock and systems, including signalling, telecommunications, platform screen doors, electrical and mechanical, automatic fare collection, overhead equipment, traction, power supply and SCADA, lifts and escalators and depot machinery and plant.
  • The MMRDA has divided the entire Metro 5 project into two phases, Phase-I – Thane (Kapurbawadi) to Bhiwandi (Dhamankar Naka) consisting of viaduct of 11.88 km with 6 stations and a depot at Kasheli and related facilities; and Phase-II – Bhiwandi (Dhamankar Naka) to Kalyan (Kalyan APMC) consisting of a viaduct of 13.02 km (including 3.5 Km underground) and having 7 elevated metro stations and 1 underground metro station. The MMRDA has approached the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) for financing systems components of the MML5.

Objectives of the Project:

  • The key objective of the project is to address the rapidly increasing traffic demand in the MMR by developing an efficient public transportation system, i.e. proposed Metro Line-05 between Thane and Kalyan.
  • The Project is expected to improve the public transportation facility between the connected areas by reducing the traffic congestion; catering the projected traffic demand in the area and decongesting the already saturated Mumbai Suburban Railway system by shifting the ridership to proposed metro route.

Project Status:

Detailed Project Report (DPR) study has been conducted for the entire alignment Metro Line-05. Based on the ground survey, availability of land, environmental sensitivities etc. finetuning is done to the alignment and location of stations and the depot and now alignment between Thane and Bhiwandi measuring approx. 11.88 km has been fixed out of total alignment of approx. 24.9 km between Thane and Bhiwandi. At present alignment between Thane and Bhiwandi of Metro Line-05 is being implemented as Phase-I.

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

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