DMRC Floats Tenders for Procurement of Electric Buses

DMRC has issued two tenders in a bid to procure 100 air-conditioned electric buses to be operated in its east and north Delhi clusters.

DMRC Electric Buses

The Delhi Metro Rail Corp (DMRC) has issued two tenders in a bid to procure 100 air-conditioned electric buses to be operated in its east and north Delhi clusters. The buses will be used for providing last-mile connectivity to Delhi Metro passengers.

The scope of work for selected vendors/developers will also include the procurement, installation, commissioning, operation and maintenance (O&M) of the complementary battery charging infrastructure for these electric buses in the respective depots. The vendors are also expected to develop bus depot infrastructure for the repair and maintenance of buses on land provided by DMRC at the given locations.

The last date for submission of bids is October 23, 2019. The total estimated cost of the tender is Rs 363 crore.

According to the tender documents, winning bidders will be compensated by monthly payment on the operational expenses (OPEX) model. And the minimum operational experience required by the bidders for participating in the tender experience of procuring or operating 338 passenger car unit years during the last three years (up to the last day of the previous month of the tender submission). The date of commencement of work is ten months and 15 days from the date of issue of the letter of award.

Recently, we reported that the Rajasthan State Road Transport Co (RSRTC) and the Jaipur City Transport Services Ltd (JCTSL) have issued a request for proposals (RfP) inviting bids and proposals for the selection of operators for procurement and operation of a total of 150 electric buses in the state.

Earlier, the  Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) has floated a tender, inviting bids from eligible vendors for the procurement of 350 air-conditioned electric buses under the second phase of Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles (FAME) India scheme.

In September, while speaking at an event on energy efficiency in micro, small and medium enterprises, Nitin Gadkari, India’s road transport and highways minister had said that only electric buses will run across India in the next two years and that too without making it mandatory.

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Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at and writes on renewable energy with a special focus on solar and wind. Prior to this, as an engineering graduate trying to find his niche in the energy journalism segment, he worked as a correspondent for