Mumbai Metro-3 update: RFP invited for selection of Consultant for Bid Process Management of Non-Fare Box Revenue Streams

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The Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MMRCL) has invited Request for Proposal (RFP) from interested entities for selection of Consultant for ‘Bid Process Management of Non-Fare Box Revenue Streams for Mumbai Metro Line-3.

  • No.: MMRCL/Planning/PLN49/NFBR/RFP/02/2021
  • Name of work: “Selection of Consultant for Bid Process Management of Non-Fare Box Revenue Streams for Mumbai Metro Line-3 [2ndCall]”

About the project:

  • Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (MMRCL), a JV-SPV (50:50) of Government of India (GoI) and Government of Maharashtra (GoM) is implementing Mumbai Metro Line-3 which is a 33.5 km fully underground metro corridor with 27 stations. 
  • As per the Union Cabinet approval granted for this project, INR 1,000 Cr. is to be mobilised from Non-Fare Box Revenue means.
  • MMRCL has carried out a  Feasibility Study for Non-FareBox Revenue (NFBR) generation which has identified all the NFBR heads and prepared draft RFPs for the appointment of agencies. 

Metro Line-3 Current Status:

  • Work on the construction of Mumbai Metro Line-3 is in full  swing; over 87% of  the metro tunnelling works have been completed till October 2020 and station works are on-going. 
  • The station interior designs are under preparation and are expected to be finalised shortly. 
  • The metro is scheduled to become operational in two phases:
    • Phase 1: Aarey to BKC – September 2022.
    • Phase 2: BKC to Cuffe Parade – March 2023.

Considering the current status of project implementation, MMRCL has decided to go ahead with the appointment of Consultantfor various Non-Fare Box Revenue streams including leasing of In-Station Commercial Spaces and Advertisement Rights.

Objective of the Consultancy Assignment:

  • The Consultant shall review the NFBR feasibility report, evaluation of EOI for In-Station Commercial Space Leasing and the draft RFPs and finalise the tender documents and assist MMRCL in the bidding process to select suitable agencies for the identified NFBR heads. 
  • Following award of contracts, the Consultantshall assist with preparing concession agreements and signing of the agreement with the winning Consultant. 

About MMRCL:

  • MMRCL, a JV-SPV (50:50) of Government of India (GoI) and Government of Maharashtra (GoM), is implementing Mumbai Metro Line-3 which is a 33.5 km fully underground metro corridor with 27 stations. 
  • The Metro Line-3 forms an integral part of the Mumbai Metro Master Plan as it provides unprecedented connectivity to Mumbai’s business districts as well as major transport hubs in the city.

Salient Features:

  • Train capacity 3,000 passengers (8 cars @ 8 passengers/m2), designed for peak hour  peak direction traffic (PHPDT) of 72,000 passengers.
  • Energy efficient modern rolling stock (25 kv AC traction) with regenerative braking system
  • Fully air conditioned.
  • Platform screen doors for passenger safety and energy efficiency.
  • Communication Based Train Control (CBTC) signalling system leading to driverless  train operations. 
  • 2-level stations provided with escalators & lifts, designed as barrier free access for physically challenged.
  • Automatic Fare Collection (AFC) system that can lead to integrated ticketing.
  • Maximum train speed of 85 kmph; journey speed of 35 kmph

Alignment and Connectivity:

  • The southern end of the alignment is at Cuffe Parade, a short distance from the World Trade Centre and Back Bay Bus Depot. 
  • The alignment follows a northwards trajectory with stations at Vidhan Bhavan and Churchgate which serve the Nariman Point Business District as well as the Mantralaya and other Government offices. 
  • From Churchgate, the alignment heads north-east with stations at DN Road and  on  Mahapalika Marg which serve the Fort  district,  CSMT, Sessions Courts and the  MCGM Headquarters. 
  • The alignment follows JSS Road serving the Kalbadevi and Girgaon areas and continues northwards  toGrant  Road,  Mumbai  Central  and  Mahalaxmi.  
  • The  alignment  follows E. Moses Road with stations at Science Museum, Worli Naka and Worli which shall serve the rapidly developing Lower Parel and Worli districts. 
  • The alignment continues northwards through Dadar,Mahim prior to turning eastwards to Dharavi before reaching BKC. 
  • The BKC station is strategically located so as to serve the G and F Blocks of the business district. The alignment continues northwards along the Western Express Highway before entering the Airport area where three stations are being constructed that shall serve the airport terminals and other developments in the airport area. The alignment passes below MIDC Central Road abutting the entry to SEEPZand terminates at Aarey Depot.
  • Metro Line-3 provides connectivity to:
    • 30 employment clusters; Government and private offices 
    • 12+ education institutions -schools, colleges & university
    • 11 major hospitals
    • 10 major transportation hubs
    • 25 religious & recreations areas
    • 3 million population in influence zone

Interchanges:

  • The Line-3 also provides rapid connectivity to major transport hubs and transport stations in the city including the CSMT, Churchgate, Mumbai Central (Suburban and Long Distance) train stations.
  • Interchanges with the Metro Line 1 at Marol Naka, Metro Line 2B at BKC, Metro Line 7 & 8 at Airport Terminal 2 and Monorail at Jacob Circle are planned.
  • These interchanges will allow for unparalleled rapid access to all parts of the city.

The RFP document is available to download on the following website: www.tenderwizard.com/MMRCL


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

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