Indian consultancy companies perform better than foreign one in Railway sector


New Delhi: The Rail India Technical and Economic Service (RITES) is performing better than other consultancy companies like Systra, Egis Group etc. RITES  is an engineering consultancy company established in 1974 by the Government of India. Which is specializing in the field of transport Infrastructure, at initial the Company aim was to provide the consultancy services in rail transport management to operators in India and abroad.

Some of the ongoing projects of RITES are:

  • General Consultancy Contract for Delhi Metro Rail Corporation.
  • Consultancy for the seven flyovers in Delhi for Delhi development Authority.
  • Feasibility study for High Speed Capacity mass.
  • Traffic Management for Kanpur city India.

India is one of the leading developing countries where transport sector has made total 6.4% to the GDP of the Country. In India there are some 30 top foreign and Indian based companies. Some of them are Larsen & Tourbo, Jaiprakash Associates, Lanco Infratech, Reliance Infrastructure Limited, GMR Infrastructure, Hindustan Construction Company, NCC etc.

SYSTRA and Egis Group are France based company. SYSTRA is an international engineering and consulting group specializing in rail and public transport. With total number of approximately 5, 400 employees. And Egis Group which is involved in the areas of infrastructure and transport systems, planning, water and environment. It is also deal with the projects like roads and airports operation.

India which is one of developing Nation, most of the people live in urban areas who are highly rely on urban transportation for their daily communication. Government should focus more Indian based company rather than foreign which are benefiting to their GDP, even not able to give good output to Indian.

Recently Systra has won the contract for General Consultant (GC) for Phase-1 of the Pune Metro Rail Project. As per popular business news portal, Business Line, the contract was awarded without the competitive bidding process.

The Pune Metro Phase-1 project which is estimated at ₹11,420-crore. Work for the project is taken up by Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation (Maha Metro) – a joint venture company between the Government of India and the Government of Maharashtra. SYSTRA is not able to complete detailed project report (DPR) for Jaipur Metro Phase-II project, the have once again sought for 6 weeks extension. This extension has been required in order to evaluate all reports which have been submitted before the end of contract set on the 03.08.2018.

The main question here arises that how the SYSTRA has won the contract for General Consultant (GC) without the competitive bidding. And does India really needs foreign Company to continue even if they are not able to give good output?

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