Jaipur: French firm EGIS Rail has been selected to review the detailed project report (DPR) of Jaipur Metro phase-II proposed between Ambabari and Sitapura.
As the BJP government is apprehensive to construct Rs 10,000 crore project, the appointed international firm after a survey will recommend methods to Jaipur Metro Rail Corporation (JMRC) to revise the cost of the project. It will also update the alignment, technology and various other aspects in the existing DPR.
An official said, EGIS Rail, France is the lead firm. It has join hands with Egis India Consulting Engineers Pvt. Ltd (India) and Feedback Infra Private Limited (India) to review the DPR. A senior official source informed, “The firm has been selected and appointed letter will be issued after receiving a nod from Asian Development Bank (ADB) which will fund the project.”
The estimated cost to review the DPR is Rs 6 crore and firm will submit its report in six months.
The JMRC prepared its first DPR in 2012 during the Congress government’s tenure. The then government intended to link phase-II with the Sanganer airport and other important government buildings on the route after they were missed in the initial DPR.
Following this, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) submitted its revised DPR in 2014 and proposed an underground Metro station at airport near terminal-2.