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
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?
Hat-tip: Viky Nataraj & Samuel Abisheik