CHENNAI (Metro Rail News): The Chennai Metro Rail (CMRL) Limited has selected three consultancies in moving into the second phase of the Chennai metro project. The Chennai metro rail has elected the three engineering consultancies Japan’s Nippon Koei, Aarvee Associates, and Balaji Railroad Systems contracts to provide the first sections work of 52 km of phase two which costs rupees 350 crores.
The contractor will undertake the initial section of the 52 km work for construction and after that a further section of this project will be conducted which is nearly half of the complete phase two that is 119 km. Some of the mandates that all three consultancies will advise on the construction of two CMRL Corridors. This 52 km metro rail line covers rail route from Madhavram to Sholinganallur and also Mahavram to Chennai Mofussil Bus Terminus (CMBT). In which the JICA is funding the second phase along with the involvement of the Asian Infracture Investment Bank (AIIB).
As yet the AIIB has sanctioned just over rupees 2300 crore for the help of the Chennai Metro Rail. The three engineering consultancies working with a crucial role in this project are the key players in this field. There is a Japan-based global in-fracture consultancy Nippon Koei that has been working for more than 70 years of experience, and now it’s working in projects on 160 countries across the globe.
it is officially said that the general consultant will go over every activity whether it is calling for tenders for different works or surveillance that how they are carried out by the contractors. They will look into all the aspects of the project and making sure that the contractors are taking seriously the quality of work and safety.
Chennai Metro rail has already launched for the initial section and for the civil work and its being expected to announces the constructors in the upcoming months.
It expects that the initial work will be started by June 2020 and along with it has also announced that floated tenders for general consultants for the second stretch of the project.