Agra: Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation (UPMRC) rejected the tender of the Chinese company for Kanpur, Agra Metro due to technical flaws. The corporation has contracted train control and signalling systems along with supply, testing and commissioning of metro trains (rolling stock) for Kanpur and Agra Metro projects, Bombardier Transport India Private Limited. Has given
For this, Chinese company CRRC Nanjing Pujhen Limited had also tendered but due to technical flaws, the Chinese company was disqualified. Bombardier Transport India Private Limited. There is an Indian consortium (a group of companies).
A total of 67 trains will be supplied for both the Kanpur and Agra metro projects, each of which will have 3 coaches, out of which 39 trains will be for Kanpur and 28 trains for Agra. The passenger capacity of a train will be around 980 i.e. around 315-350 passengers will be able to travel in each coach.
The lowest bidding company was awarded the contract
UPMRC managing director Kumar Keshav said that international competitive bids were invited for rolling stocks and signalling systems, under which 4 international companies participated in the tender process and submitted their tenders to UPMRC on 18 February 2020. Three bidders were selected for the financial bid and in the lowest bidding company. Bombardier India Private Limited Was awarded the contract.
According to a statement issued by UPMRC, on the same lines as Lucknow, Kanpur and Agra also adopted an integrated tender process for rolling stocks and signalling systems. It was used for the first time in the country for the Lucknow metro project, which was very successful.
The statement said that once the resumption of civil construction work in Kanpur once again after the lockdown, completion of the tender process for rolling stock and signalling system is a major achievement. This will not only strengthen the economy, but the dream of Metro services of the people of Kanpur and Agra will also be fulfilled soon.