Gujarat Metro Rail Corporation (GMRC) this week invited tenders to manufacture and supply 30 new coaches (rolling stock) for Ahmedabad Metro’s Phase 2 project,
The city’s 28.254 km under construction project will see the north-south Red Line getting extended by 22.838 km from Motera Stadium to Mahatma Mandir via 20 stations and a 5.416 km spur from GNLU to GIFT City via 2 new stations.
GMRC aims to operate 10 trains in a 3-coach configuration and stable them at the proposed Indroda Depot in Gandhinagar. This systems contract will be funded through a loan from France’s Agence Française de Développement (AFD).
- Estimate: Not Disclosed
- Completion Period: Not Disclosed
- Pre-bid Date: 12/05/2022 at 11:30:00
- Bid Submission Deadline: 13/06/2022 at 15:00:00
- Technical Bid Opening: 13/06/2022 at 15:30:00
GMRC’s Brief Scope: Design, Manufacture, Supply, Testing, Commissioning and Training of 30 nos. of Standard Gauge Cars for Ahmedabad Metro Rail Phase-II Project
30 coaches to me seems awfully low and suggests that AFD and GMRC have ridership concerns at least in the short-term.
Trial runs on Ahmedabad Metro’s Red Line started in February between APMC – Jivraj Park. We’re at least 3 years away from seeing operations starting on Phase 2, but most likely GMRC will run loop operations within the line with high frequencies on the Ahmedabad portion (APMC – Motera) and low on the North Ahmedabad – Gandhinagar portion (Motera) – Gandhinagar / GIFT).
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