Date of Post: 05 Sep, 2017
Ahmedabad: Japanese firm Mitsui Co. Ltd. has won the bid to supply 10,600 metric tonne of Head Hardened Rails for the track work of the 37km Phase-1 of the Ahmedabad metro-rail project at the cost of Rs 59.32 crore.
IP Gautam, Managing Director, MEGA Limited, said,“Mitsui has been selected from a group of five bidders which included Voestalpine, Jindal Steel, British Steel, East Metals.”
- Mitsui is the first Japanese firm to win a bid out of the 27 contracts that have been awarded.
- The tender notice for procurement of the Head Hardened Rails was published on July 8, 2016 & the tender was awarded on June 15.
- The 1,080 grade HH-rail being procured for Ahmedabad metro has greater durability than the normal rail of 880 grade, according to metro rail officials.
- The use of 1,080 grade Head Hardened Rails will dispense frequent rail checks on main lines.
- An official said,“We will be using the Head Hardened Rails only for laying the metro tracks, while normal rail will be used in the depots.”
- Two depots — One at Apparel Park on the East West Corridor and Second at Gyaspur on the North-South Corridor is being built