BEML inks agreement with BMRCL

BEML inks agreement with BMRCL

For manufacture and supply of coaches for metro rail at a price of Rs 1,672.50 cr

The first set of coaches will be shipped from South Korea in October 2010 by Rotem, that is a partner of BEML for manufacture of coaches.
N Sivasailam, managing director of BMRCL told Deccan Herald that the agreement has been signed for manufacture and supply of the coaches.
“The contract is for supply of 150 coaches or cars (50 train sets with three cars each) at a price of Rs 1,672.50 crore. This includes spares and training to personnel. Each train coach will cost Rs 9.8 crore,” he said.
As per the agreement, the first batch of train sets or coaches that consists of five trains will be manufactured in South Korea and shipped to India by Rotem, Melco and Mitsubishi, who are part of the BEML-led consortium, after which, the next set of trains will be completely manufactured/assembled by the BEML facility at its Bangalore complex in New Tippasandra.

Lowest bidder

The BEML had originally quoted Rs 1,832.5 crore in their first offer, after emerging as the lowest bidder in a global tender and was asked by the BMRCL to further lower the quotation, which it subsequently did and bagged the order for Bangalore Metro on February 7, 2009.
The contract is to design, manufacture, supply, test and commission the trains for Phase 1 of the project.
Each train will consist of three coaches (2.88 m wide) to start with.
The train can accommodate a total of 1,000 persons.
The coaches will be light weight modern coaches and will be later augmented to six - the carrying capacity of a six coach train will be 2,068 passengers.
The coaches, made of stainless steel shells are air-conditioned and have self-closing doors.
However, the PSU major will first have to submit preliminary designs of the Metro coaches in four weeks time to the BMRCL board, after which, approval of a final design will be done.

Additional order

The BEML Limited is also likely to get an additional order for 63 Metro coaches in the further expansion and extension of the proposed Metro alignment.
The first set of these coaches are expected to be delivered by October/November 2010 for test run purposes.

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