CMRL Invites Consultant Bids for Madurai MRTS Project’s Feasibility

Chennai Metro Rail Ltd (CMRL) on Thursday invited RFP tenders to appoint a consultant for preparing a Feasibility Study Report to introduce a mass rapid transit system (MRTS) in Madurai.

This development comes after Tamil Nadu’s government in August included budgetary allocation in 2021-2022 for preparing Madurai’s feasibility report and subsequently a detailed project report (DPR).

CMRL’s estimate is unknown and they’d like the report to be completed and delivered within a 120 day deadline.

  • Pre Bid Meeting Date: 20-Nov-2021 at 11:00 AM
  • Bid Submission End: 09-Dec-2021 at 4:00 PM
  • Bid Opening Date: 10-Dec-2021 at 4:15 PM

Contract Title: DFRMaduraiMRTS2021

Brief Scope: Selection of Consultant for Preparation of Feasibility Study Report for introducing a Mass Rapid Transit System in Madurai city

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Scope of Work

  • To collect and examine available reports of previous studies, plans, CMP Report and other related with transportation scenario of Madurai Metropolitan Region.
  • To collect primary transport network inventory data along with utilities within the Project Influence Area.
  • To collect all the secondary information such as development plans, public transport routes.
  • To conduct a review of the current situation in order to establish the existing condition and capacity of the public transport system.

There have been various proposals at different times for building a monorail or metro system in Madurai, and I’m curious to see what the consultant recommends. Personally, building a heavy rail-based system for a town like Madurai would be an overkill. A Light Rail Transit system (like Delhi Metrolite) or bus-based system (like Nashik MetroNeo) – in that order – should be sufficient. Thoughts?

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11 Responses to "CMRL Invites Consultant Bids for Madurai MRTS Project’s Feasibility"

  1. Samuel Abisheik says:

    I’ll be Happy if anything except the shabby MRTS network comes to madurai.

  2. Abhishek Threja says:

    Gmrc also invited tenders for feasibility studies in rajkot, vadodara, bhavangar, jamnagar. Any update on that.

    • TMRG says:

      Naah – GMRC tenders are a little difficult to track. I have this on my “pending” list but realistically don’t see any news coming out.

  3. Vijay C B says:

    Any update on Coimbatore metro

  4. Hari says:

    Either Metro or MetroLite is good for Madurai City. Metro neo is not suitable for Madurai city. Or else they may introduce Metro in Madurai’s Prime route Melur to Thirumangalam via Tvs Chakra tyres – Agriculture college – High Court – Mattuthavani BS-
    Dt.Court – Goripalayam/GH- Simakkal (Meenakshi temple)- Mdu Junction – Periyar BS- Thiruparankundram temple – Thoppur Aiims – Kappalur Sidco – Thirumangalam. And introduce Metro lite in another routes.

  5. Pranav Acharya says:

    Any plans for more cities having metros in karnataka other than Bangaluru.

  6. senthil kumar says:

    Any other cities in tamil nadu Trichy Metro rail projects planned???


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