FIVE manufacturers have submitted bids to supply 48 six-car standard gauge trains for the Delhi Metro Phase 4 project.

The contract includes 15 trains for the 12.558km Mukundpur - Maujpur Pink Line extension and 24 trains for the 28.92km Janakpuri West - RK Ashram Magenta Line extension, as well as nine trains for the new 23.622km Aerocity - Tughlakabad Silver Line. The fleet will be delivered over four-and-a-half years.

Bids for the contract have been submitted by Alstom Transport India, BEML, CAF India, Transmashholding (TMH) subsidiary Metrowagonmash, and Titagarh Wagons.

The contract is funded through a Rs 83.9bn ($US 1.12bn) loan from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica), which was agreed in March 2021 to finance 44 Phase 4 civil and system packages. Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), a 50:50 joint venture between the Indian government and the government of the National Capital Territory of Delhi, is overseeing the project.

Up to 12 trains can be manufactured outside of India, with the rest to be manufactured in the country under the government’s Make in India initiative.

For detailed data on fleet orders from around the world, subscribe to IRJ Pro.