NEW DELHI (Metro Rail News): The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) handed as the lowest-priced bidder to operate and maintain the Mumbai Metro Line-3, which covers 33.5 km from Aarey to Cuffe Parade and has 27 stations. The line runs from the western metropolis’s southern to the northern parts.
As per the information by the DMRC Official, The DMRC has experience in operating and maintaining the most extensive metro system in the Indian Subcontinent in National Capital Region (NCR). It will be suitable to operate the Mumbai metro as it already operates the Rapid Metro in Gurgaon.
In addition, it also built the Kochi Metro, Jaipur Metro, and the Noida Metro and likewise served as a consultant for several other projects across the country. It is currently building the Patna Metro and is also associated with the Aqua Line (Noida-Greater Noida corridor) operation.
The MMRDA (Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority) is building Mumbai Metro Line 3, which is anticipated to be partially operational by the end of this year.
The contract validity is of 10 years, including the work of Revenue collection, including managing ticket sales, maintaining metro assets, making minor structural repairs to buildings and stations, hiring, training, and promptly organizing all staff members, and assisting with marketing and sales.
With the management of contracts that include training and timely organizing competency of their workforce.
Furthermore, the DMRC is also bidding for metro projects across the world in Tel Aviv (Israel), Alexandria (Egypt), Bahrain, Mauritius and Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam).