5 design engineering and project management firms have submitted bids for providing General Consultant (GC) services to Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) for the systems work of Mumbai Metro’s 24.9 km Line-5 (Orange Line), 3.17 km Line-7A and 11.38 km Line-9 (Red Line).
MMRDA invited bids for this service in February 2020 and opened technical bids on Tuesday to reveal its list of bidders.
- Ayesa – Italferr JV
- SMEC – RITES – Hill – MM JV
- Egis – AECOM JV
- Systra MVA Consulting
- DB Engineering
MMRDA expects the period of work to last 42 weeks over the entire course of implementing the project.
The assigned consultant’s scope of work would typically entail providing MMRDA assistance in design, supervision, safety, quality control and contract management for all systems such as rolling stock, train control and signalling system, overhead catenary systems, power supply, telecom, automated fare collection (AFC), escalators etc.
Civil construction for a 12.8 km portion of the 24.9 km Line-5 (Thane – Bhiwandi – Kalyan) is underway by Afcons Infrastructure, while Line-9 (Dahisar – Mira Bhayandar) and Line-7A (Andheri East – CSIA T2) are under construction by J Kumar Infraprojects.
Back in August 2019, a consortium of Systra – Consulting Engineers Group Ltd – Systra MVA Consulting (India) was appointed as the General Consultant for the civil works of Line-5, 7A and 9.
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