North Central Railway Invites Bids to Implement 5.5 MW Rooftop Solar Projects Over its Facilities


The North Central Railway has announced an open tender for the empanelment of agencies to undertake the implementation of Rooftop Solar PV Projects over its railway facilities. The move comes as part of the railway’s commitment to harness renewable energy and promote sustainability.


North Central Railways has invited bids for state-wise empanelment of agencies to implement grid-connected rooftop solar power projects of 5.525 MW capacity at its various divisions and workshops through public-private partnership and on a design, build, finance, operate, and transfer basis.

The projects would be developed in two capacity ranges— more than 10 kW and up to 100 kW, and more than 100 kW and up to 500 kW.


The procurement of tender documents began on July 21, 2023, and interested bidders can access the necessary documents online at The tender documents can be obtained until August 4, 2023, with a cost of 34,810 Indian Rupees.

To participate in the bidding process, bidders are required to pay a Tender-Processing Fee of Rs 75,000/- per MWp at the time of Power Purchase Agreement (PPA). Additionally, an Earnest Money Deposit (EMD) of Rs. 10.68 Lakh/MW is necessary.

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A Pre-Bid Meeting has been scheduled for July 27, 2023, at 11:00 AM. where bidders have the option to attend and seek clarifications if needed.

The last date for receipt of bids is August 4, 2023, by 2:30 PM. The Tender Opening Event (TOE) is set to take place on August 4, 2023, at 3:00 PM. and it will be conducted online at the same platform as the bid submission.

Bidders are required to pay a non-refundable ETS Bidding-Fee of 7,000 Indian Rupees (excluding Goods and Services Tax (GST)) to the Service Provider of ETS.

This tender provides a significant opportunity for agencies to contribute to the growth of renewable energy infrastructure in the railway sector and promote India’s commitment to sustainable and eco-friendly practices.

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