Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) has floated a tender to procure 318 metro cars for three under-construction lines.
Story so far: The tender document states that the highest bidder will be responsible for designing, developing, manufacturing, testing, driving and commissioning fully furnished modern passenger cars that are suitable for unattended train operation. 96 coaches will be deployed to operate the pink line (Gottigere-Kalena Agrahara to Nagawara), and another 96 coaches will be used to operate Phase 2A (Central Silk Board to K.R. Puram).
- A loan provided by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will be used to fund the procurement of 318 metro cars.
- The loan agreement provides ₹3,717 crores to enable Phases 2, 2A and 2B of the Namma Metro project.
Yellow line: As the construction of the Yellow line (RV Road to Bommasandra) is nearly completed, 72 coaches will be deployed on the 19.5 km route. The contract for this was awarded to the Chinese firm CRRC Nanjing Puzhen Co Ltd.