Mumbai Metro: Siemens And RVNL Consortium Secures Rs 377 Crore Contract To Power Metro Line-2B

Ankit Saxena

Jul 28, 2023, 04:41 PM | Updated 04:41 PM IST

The Mumbai Metro.
(via Getty Images).
The Mumbai Metro. (via Getty Images).

On 27 July, Siemens Limited announced that they have successfully obtained a contract from the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) to electrify Mumbai Metro's Line-2B.

This will be done as part of a consortium along with Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL).

The total cost of the project is Rs 377 crore, with Siemens' contribution being Rs 228 crore and RVNL's share amounting to Rs 149 crore, reports Money Control.

According to the press release, Siemens will be responsible for manufacturing, installing, and commissioning rail electrification solutions and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems for 20 stations and one depot as part of the project.

Additionally, RVNL will handle the commissioning of receiving sub-stations solutions.

Gunjan Vakharia, Head of Mobility Business, Siemens Limited, said the Mumbai Metro Line-2B project will be instrumental in improving the city's transportation infrastructure. The implementation of a mass transit solution is essential for growth of cities like Mumbai, he added.

Furthermore, according to a report by Free Press Journal, the construction progress of the Mumbai Metro Line-2B, is at 51.63 per cent completion.

Specifically, the construction of pier caps has reached 54 per cent completion, as per the project update received from MMRDA.  

Additionally, construction work on the car shed for the DN Nagar and Andheri West-Mandale Metro Line-2B is progressing rapidly, with 70 per cent of the project already finished.

Metro Line-2B

The Metro Line-2B corridor will include 22 stations in a stretch of 23.5 km. The overall corridor is being built at an estimated cost of Rs 11,000 crore.

This stretch is part of the larger Metro Line-2 project line connecting Dahisar-Bandra-Mankhurd.

The Line-2A is operational and runs from Dahisar to DN Nagar having an 18.6 km long elevated corridor with 17 stations. It was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 19 January 2023, along with Line-7.

This route aims to enhance the connectivity between western suburbs and eastern suburbs.

Line-2B will extend the operational Line-2A, from DN Nagar and Andheri West towards Mandale and Mankhurd, in the eastern suburbs.

Metro Corridor 2B (in orange) with its interconnections. (Source: MMRDA)
Metro Corridor 2B (in orange) with its interconnections. (Source: MMRDA)

The first phase will link DN Nagar to National College in Bandra and is projected for completion in 2024.

Chembur-Mandale link is the second phase which is expected to follow in June 2025. 

Throughout the length of the corridor, it will intersect with the upcoming Metro Line-3 in Bandra, Line-4 and the rail connection at Kurla, and will meet the monorail in Chembur. 

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