MADURAI (Metro Rail News): On Wednesday it was revealed that Balaji Railroad Systems (BARSYL) has turned up as the lowest bidder to prepare a Feasibility Study Report for introducing a mass rapid transit system (MRTS) in Madurai. The title of this contract is DFRMaduraiMRTS2021.
The bids for this consultancy contract were invited in November by Chennai Metro Rail Ltd (CMRL) right after Tamil Nadu’s state government made budgetary allocation for 2021-2022. Technical bids for the same were opened in December to reveal 5 bidders.
CMRL has set a 120-day deadline for the report to be completed and delivered on time but their estimate is unknown. The brief scope for this contract is Selection of Consultant for Preparation of Feasibility Study Report for introducing a Mass Rapid Transit System in Madurai city.
The financial bid values by each company are as follows:-
|Firm||Bid (Rs. lakh)|
|Balaji Railroad Systems||51.62|
|L&T Infrastructure Engineering||65.72|
If the letter of authorization is signed then Balaji’s tasks could include the following:-
- 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.