The Delhi Metro Rail Corporate (DMRC) and Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC) today signed an agreement today through which DMRC will provide services as the General Consultants (GC) and Project Management Consultants (PMC) for Noida Metro Aqua Line’s 9.605 km Phase 2 project from Noida Sector-51 to Greater Noida Sector-2
The period of agreement is five years, and per the details released by DMRC – the organization will assist and guide NMRC in the preparation of tender (bid) documents for various System Packages (rolling stock, signalling, telecom, OHE, track, SCADA, etc.), contract award process, management of system contracts and proper integration of all new line systems with the existing Aqua Line’s systems.
In the past, DMRC executed Noida Metro’s 29.7 km Aqua Line (Sector 51 – Depot Station) on a turnkey consultancy basis, and is currently providing operations and maintenance (O&M) services through a 5 year agreement signed in 2015.
Here are more details on today’s agreement from DMRC’s press release:
DMRC will also give suggestions to NMRC in Value Engineering and cost optimization for all work contracts along with proof checking and approval of Designs submitted by NMRC’s appointed DDC for Civil and E&M contracts works.
As per the terms in the Contract, DMRC will also be responsible for construction supervision and independent Quality and Safety Monitoring (IQSM) of all Contract Packages (Civil, E&M, and System Contracts), besides Testing and commissioning of the entire systems works and equipment and guiding for regulatory clearances for systems contracts.
DMRC will help NMRC in preparation of Construction, Operation and Maintenance Manuals for the proposed Phase – II corridors. DMRC will also assist NMRC in preparation of all documents needed for CMRS clearance, CMRS inspection and sanction process.
DMRC will also be responsible for planning and arranging training to the personnel of NMRC in Operation, Maintenance and Repair of various equipments and the system as whole.
The role of NMRC will be to provide all reasonable assistance to DMRC to ensure effective discharge of its responsibilities under this agreement.
NMRC will be responsible for arranging funds for the project and payment to system contractors/consultants upon certification by GC. NMRC will also provide a suitable office space in Noida area for GC team.
This 9.605 km eastern extension of the Aqua Line consists of 5 elevated stations at Noida Sector 122, Noida Sector 123, Greater Noida Sector 4, Ecotech 12 and Greater Noida Sector 2.
Earlier this week, NMRC re-invited bids for its civil construction for a third time as it was not satisfied with just two firms showing up in the prior rounds. The submission date for that is coming up on the 18th. Stay tuned to see how this round plays out…
For more updates, check out the Noida – Greater Noida section of The Metro Rail Guy!