After recently winning the Detailed Design Consultant (DDC) contract for Vijayawada’s Metro, Ayesa – a Spanish technical services firm has now been awarded a similar contract for Mumbai’s 16.5 km Andheri (E) – Dahisar (E) Metro line!
The MMRDA had invited bids for this service in February 2016. Besides working with the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (owner) & Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (interim consultant) to review the design of the viaducts & stations, Ayesa’s role includes and is not limited to producing and proposing alternate designs for all architectural, building services, electrical and mechanical works.
This 16.5 km line with 16 stations is commonly referred to Line 7 or Metro 7, and construction contracts for it were awarded to J Kumar Infrastructure, NCC and Simplex Infrastructure in April. Since then J Kumar Infra has started utility shifting & soil testing works.
— Mandar Sawant (@MandarSawant184) June 22, 2016
Piling works are expected to start once the monsoon rains subside in August-September. The line’s viaduct will consist of sleek U-girders which have previously been used to build Mumbai’s Line 1 between Versova & Ghatkopar and more recently in Kochi, Noida, Lucknow and sections of Delhi’s Metro.
For more updates, check out the Mumbai section of the Metro Rail Guy!