Delhi Metro Phase 4: PADECO-led JV Wins Consultant Contract DCS-1B

PADECO – Mott MacDonald – Hill International – BARSYL consortium has been finalized to provide consultancy services for the 65.1 km Delhi Metro Phase 4 project.

This long-delayed advisory contract (DCS-1B) for Phase 4’s Priority Corridors is valued at approximately Rs. 117.57 crore – a combination of INR 88.35 crore and JPY 463.3 million. It comes with a 45 month contract period in addition to a 6 months of defect liability period (DLP).

The consortium’s selection by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) was made on the 80:20 Quality and Cost Based Selection (QCBS) where 80% weightage was assigned to technical score and 20% to financial score.

Here’s a copy of the contract finalization letter issued in mid-October:

Delhi Metro’s under construction 65.1 km Phase 4 includes one new line (23.62 km Silver Line: Aerocity – Tughlakabad) and the extension of the Magenta Line (28.92 km Janakpuri West – R.K.Ashram) and Pink Line (12.58 km Mukundpur – Maujpur).

DMRC had invited Expression of Interest (EOI) applications for this contract in May 2021 with a 1620 day contractual period, received 6 applications in July 2021, and short-listed 3 bidders in March 2022.

A year later, DMRC issued a new tender notice with a 1530 day (4.19 years) contractual period and received 3 bids in July 2023 with lead bidders including Egis Rail, PADECO and SYSTRA.

Silver Line’s route connecting Aerocity – Saket – Tughlakabad – view Delhi Metro Phase 4 route map and information

Phase 4 is running terribly behind schedule and I don’t see it getting fully operational before mid-2026.

I’m curious to see what acronym the consultants come up with to identify themselves. Here are some details from the tender documents on the advisory team composition and work responsibilities:

  • Consultancy services shall be provided through expatriates and local experts. In certain areas, consultancy services shall be provided through local experts only.
  • Field of services shall be Project Planning, Programming and monitoring, Civil Engineering, Design & Structure, Quality assurance in construction, signalling, Telecommunication, Automatic Fare Collection System, Track, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, BMS, Rolling Stock and Safety, Health & Environment.
  • Entire consulting team shall be headed by a Team Leader. The general responsibility of Team Leader and Scope in other areas will be provided to the Shortlisted Consultants.

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4 Responses to "Delhi Metro Phase 4: PADECO-led JV Wins Consultant Contract DCS-1B"

  1. Akhilesh Mitra says:

    Congratulations 👍

  2. Girish kulkarni says:


  3. Sunny saini says:

    Consider me for this project

  4. Rupam Das says:

    What are the details of the project? Is it elevated or underground?


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