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