Tuman and Jindal Steel win E&M and track work of Patna Metro


Tuman Engineering Limited and Jindal Steel & Power Limited (JSPL) earlier this month emerged as the lowest bidders for the company’s two contracts (PE02 and PT7). Patna Metro Phase 1 Project After the opening of the financial bids by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC).

Package PE-02

This electrical and mechanical package is the second system-related package of Phase 1 of Patna Metro, which will feature two mostly-high lines With 24 stations including 2 interchanges at Khemni Chak and Patna Junction railway station. The first package related to electrification (PE-01) was Won by KEC International in July.


Apart from basic E&M equipment, its scope also includes fire detection, fire extinguishing equipment and diesel generators at 12 elevated stations. New ISBT Depot.

DMRC invited bid 90.82 crore in mid-December for package PE-02 and with an estimate of completion period of 36 months (3 years). Technical bids were opened in February Reveal 9 Bidders.


Financial Bid Value of minimum 5 technically qualified bidders:

StrongDialect (Rs. in crore)
Tuman Engineering82.65
ETA Engineering92.62
Sudhir Power Projects94.31
blue star97.83

brief scope: Design Verification, Details Engineering, Supply, Installation, Testing and Commissioning of Electrical and Mechanical Systems, Fire Detection, Fire Extinguishing Systems and DG Sets of Corridor-1 and Corridor-2 Elevated Stations and Depots of Patna Metro Rail Project

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Route map of Patna Metro’s Phase 1 network – View Patna Metro Info & Complete Route Map with Stations

Package PT-7

This package is intended for the supply of 1200 MT of Class A 880 grade rail with the PT-8 package.KEC won in July) dedicated new ISBT depot for ballasted track which will be used to stabilize and maintain trains on both the lines. 30.91 km Phase 1 Project.

DMRC invited tenders For PT-07 in December 2020 with an estimate of Rs. 7.65 crores and the time limit for completion is 1 year. Jindal Steel & Power Limited (JSPL) was the sole bidder when technical bids were opened In March, so it was quite clear that they would be the lowest bidder.


JSPL’s bid: 8.91 crores (opened on 6th August)

short range: Manufacture and Supply of 1200 MT 90 UTS, UIC 60, 13 Meter, Class A 880 Grade Rail, IRS-T-12-2009 for new ISBT Patna Depot of Patna Metro Rail Project of PMRCL.

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Architectural drawing of new ISBT depot of Patna Metro (view larger)

Tuman’s bid was much lower than DMRC’s budget estimate, so a contract for PE-02 should be awarded in the coming weeks. JSPL’s bid was 16.47% higher than DMRC’s estimate, so I am expecting them to be invited to negotiate the final contract price.

List of all Patna Metro tenders and their status can be seen here.


For more updates, see Patna Metro section


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