A total of 378 coaches will be required for the three metro lines.
Mumbai: The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has finally received clearance from the Asian Development Bank (ADB), which is funding the metro project, to buy rolling stock (coaches). On Thursday, the MMRDA floated tenders to buy rolling stock for three metro lines, ie Metro 2 A (DN Nagar to Dahisar), Metro 2B (DN Nagar to Mandale) and Metro 7 (Andheri east to Dahisar east). A total of 378 coaches will be required for the three metro lines.
“The ADB has given the clearance and we have floated the tenders to purchase rolling stocks for our three metro corridors. As per the conditions of ADB, no purchase or price preference would be given to Indian bidders,” said Pravin Darade, Additional Metropolitan Comm-issioner, MMRDA.
“These trains would be driverless and will be manufactured with advanced technology.” ADB will sanction Rs 7396.5 crore for the three metro projects, while the New Development Bank (NDB) will be sanctioning loan amount of Rs 2,347.5 crore to MMRDA.,” Mr Darade added.
Along with providing rolling stock, the eligible contractor will be responsible for setting up signalling and telecommunications, platform screen doors, lift, Automatic Fare Collection (AFC) gates, etc at metro stations.