DELHI Metro Rail Corporation has issued an international tender notice for a contract to supply 26 standard-gauge three-car trains for the 29.7km Noida – Greater Noida metro line southeast of Delhi, which is due to open in 2017.
Tender documents will be issued on April 10 and a pre-bid briefing will be held for prospective suppliers on May 26. DMRC expects to award the contract, which has an estimated value of around Rs 7bn ($US 113m) by June 23.
The 22-station line will link Noida City Centre Sector 32 with Greater Noida via Knowledge Park 2 and and Pari Chowk.
The Rs 50.6bn project is being implemented by Noida Metro Rail Corporation, a Special Purpose Vehicle chaired by the chief secretary of the state of Uttar Pradesh. The state and the Indian government will each provide 20% of the budget, with external agencies providing the remaining 60%.