Bahrain Metro ... to be built in four phases.

India’s first and biggest metro rail company Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has announced that it has qualified for the pre-qualification tender process for an international consultancy project to construct Phase One of Bahrain Metro.

In line with this, the Delhi Metro has signed an MoU with Bharat Earth Movers Limited (BEML), an Indian public sector undertaking which manufactures a variety of heavy equipment, mainly those used for earthmoving, railways, transport and mining.

As a part of the partnership deal, BEML will be responsible for manufacturing and supplying of rolling stock and the Delhi Metro will provide expertise in the fields of project development, budgeting and facilitating development of contractual obligations for the Bahrain Metro.

The mammoth Bahrain Metro project, that will extend 109 km, is being implemented in four phases – with the first one comprising two lines running 29-km long with 20 stations and two interchanges.

Delhi Metro said it is actively exploring opportunities to bag international projects for construction and operations of metros across the world.

Earlier, it had qualified in the pre-bid process for construction of Tel Aviv Metro Project in Israel. In addition, the DMRC is also in the process of bidding for other international metro projects such as Alexandria in Egypt, Ho Chi Minh in Vietnam and Mauritius as well.

The DMRC is currently engaged in the construction of Dhaka Metro in Bangladesh as a consultant.