AMARAVATI (Metro Rail News): The Andra Pradesh Government Cancels the Essel Infra Consortium contract and issued orders for calling quotations for preparation of Detailed Project Reports (DPRs) in respect of Visakhapatnam light metro for a length of 79.9 Km across 10 corridors in the city as well as transaction advisory from Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), RITES Ltd and Urban Mass Transit Company (UMTC) Ltd.
Government-issued orders cancelling the bid received from M/s Essel Infra Consortium for the development of Visakhapatnam Metro Rail Project, on Friday.
In the GO MS No 99, J Syamala Rao, Secretary, Municipal Administration and Urban Development department stated that “Government decided to appoint a new consultant for preparation of the revised DPR for the development of Metro Rail Project at Visakhapatnam”.
The Managing Director, Amaravati Metro Rail Corporation Limited (AMRCL), Vijayawada stating the Terms of Reference (ToR) for preparation of the works has requested to permit him to appoint consultants for calling quotations from DMRC, RITES and UMTC.
The DPR for the Light Metro Rail Corridors covering a length of 79.91 Kms duly updating the existing DPR of 42.55 Kms and preparation of fresh DPR for balance 37.36 Kms network and Tender Processing for selection of Developer on Success Fee basis simultaneously. In addition to that, DPR Modern Tram Corridors covering a length of 60.20 Kms.
The Managing Director, Amaravati Metro Rail Corporation Limited, Vijayawada, was directed to take immediate necessary action accordingly.
The AMRC had also sought permission for the preparation of another DPR for a modern tram system covering 60 km more. The MAUD Department is expected to give clearance for the same shortly. The project is proposed to be taken up in the second phase after 2023 and before 2028.
Phase 2 of the metro rail project
Modern tram, corridors 7, 8 and 9 planned for 2023-28 and corridor 10 for 2027-29
Corridor 7 NAD Junction to Pendurti – 10.2 km
Corridor 8 Steel plant to Anakapalle – 18.2 km
Corridor 9 Old post office to Rushikonda beach – 15.4 km
Corridor 10 Rushikonda beach to Bheemili beach – 16.4 km
Total length 60.2 km