DHAKA (Metro Rail News): Dhaka Mass Transit Company Limited (DMTCL) has awarded the Design Contract for Line-5 South to the Consortium of Egis, SMEC and OCG for the Dhaka Metro Rail Project.
The Line-5 South of Dhaka Metro comprises construction of 17.4 Km long corridor which includes 4.6 km of elevated section from Aftabnagar Center to Balirpar and 12.8 km of underground section from Gabtoli to Aftabnagar West with a total of 14 stations on the route.
The Dhaka Metro is funded by Asian Development Bank (ADB) under the Ministry of Road Transport & Bridges of. On completion, this line will a daily ridership of nearly a million passengers and travel time between Gabtoli and Balirpar will be reduced to 30 minutes.
The three years project is divided into three distinct phases –
- Review and revision of the feasibility study during nine months.
- Detailed design of the civil engineering and systems up to the DCE for fifteen months.
- Assistance in the evaluation of bids and in the selection of builders
As per the Contract, Egis teams will be in charge of project management, architecture and technical trades for all stations, civil engineering for the underground stations and the design of almost all the rail systems.
At present, work is progressing on Dhaka Metro Line-6 from Uttara Terminal to Kamalapur Railway Station with a route length of 20.1 km which is expected to become operational next year.
This is the first contract of Egis in Bangladesh and the company is already involve in many infrastructure projects in India including metro projects in Chennai, Kolkata, Nagpur, Kochi etc.