DTC and DMRC sign MoU for development of bus terminals in Delhi

The agreement was signed between DMRC's Director (Projects) DK Saini and DTC's Chief General Manager (Operations) VK Gupta in the presence of Delhi's Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot.

MoU signed between DTC and DMRC
MoU signed between DTC and DMRC

NEW DELHI (Metro Rail News): Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) and Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on 17th June has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the development of land parcels and bus terminals in the city.

Both the organisations will work on the development of land parcels and bus terminals at Nehru Place, Najafgarh, Azadpur, Mehrauli and Narela in the first phase of this project.

According to the Delhi government, the agreement provides flexibility to take up work under one of the suitable models among Public Private Partnership (PPP), Property Business (PB) and Deposit Work basis according to existing urban development bylaws, instructions, regulations, and Master Plan of Delhi (MPD-2021).

As per the MoU, DMRC is going to implement these projects from conceptualisation till commissioning and would be rendering all the services including pre-constructional activities such as the development of preliminary plans, preparation of preliminary estimates, construction activities such as approval of design or drawing of the layout plan, tendering and execution of work. The scope of work would also include post-constructional activities such as obtaining completion certificates from local bodies and facilitation of handing over of the project on completion.

A committee headed by Chairman (DTC) which will include two members each from DTC and DMRC would monitor the implementation of the Project and accord necessary approval for design, change in designs, estimates, deviations, escalation, imposition of penalties on the contractor.

“To develop world-class infrastructure, DMRC will incorporate green building features, rainwater harvesting system, energy-efficient building features, water conservation, sewage/effluent treatment/ recycling/disposal, solid waste management, dedicated vehicle parking, green belt, etc. and adhere to concurrent environmental laws and regulations,” Delhi government‘s statement said.

The design of the proposed development and construction will also keep in view elements and features of universal design to be user-friendly for disabled persons and accessibility features for persons with disabilities.

Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot said,” Happy to bear witness to the start of a great partnership between DTC and DMRC, 2 of Delhi’s transport lifelines. They’ll now combine their technical and operational expertise & experience to create new state-of-the-art Bus terminals in a self-sustainable model.

The agreement was signed between DMRC‘s Director (Projects) DK Saini and DTC’s Chief General Manager (Operations) VK Gupta in the presence of Delhi’s Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot.


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