Kanpur and Agra metro: Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation (UPMRC) rejected the Chinese company’s tender for the Kanpur-Agra Metro due to technical flaws. The corporation has awarded the contract of train control and signaling system to Bombardier Transport India Pvt Ltd along with supply, testing and commissioning of metro trains (rolling stock) for Kanpur and Agra Metro projects.
China’s company CRRC also filled the tender
For this, the Chinese company CRRC Nanjing Pujhen Limited also submitted the tender but due to technical flaws, the Chinese company was disqualified. Bombardier Transport India Private Limited is an Indian consortium (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.
Bombardier India Private Limited gets the contract
The passenger capacity of a train will be around 980 i.e. around 315-350 passengers will be able to travel in each coach. UPMRC Managing Director Kumar Keshav said that international competitive bids were invited for rolling stocks and signaling 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 Bombardier India Private Limited was awarded the lowest bidding company today.
Work in Kanpur on the lines of Lucknow
According to a statement issued by the UPMRC, the Integrated Tender Procedure for rolling stocks and signaling systems was also adopted in Kanpur and Agra on the lines of Lucknow. This experiment was done for the first time in the country for the Lucknow metro project, which was highly successful.
Metro’s dream will soon be fulfilled in Kanpur and Agra
The statement said that once the resumption of civil construction work in Kanpur once again after the lockdown, completion of tender process of rolling stock and signaling 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.