Hyderabad: Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) Ltd has invited e-tenders for design and construction of elevated viaduct and stations for the Vijayawada metro rail project.
Appointed as a consultant for the Vijayawada metro rail project, the DMRC has swung into action floating the first set of possibly many more tenders, indicating at the keenness to complete the project by 2018 set by the State.
The current tenders floated online are for two segments. One of the segments covers rail network, and five elevated stations on the Pandit Nehru Bus Stand–Nidamanuru corridor of Vijayawada Metro Project and similar network on the same corridor.
The State Government has taken up the Rs. 6,800-crore 26-km elevated metro rail project along two corridors initially with a proposal to extend this with another line.
The N Chandrababu Naidu Government has recently received a shot in the arm with the Centre agreeing to support the project even though the current population does not fit the overall requirement of a population of 20 lakh for a metro rail project.
The metro project was considered keeping in view the potential of the city and likely projected increase in population.