VIJAYAWADA (Metro Rail News): France-based infrastructure consulting firm Systra, had submitted its draft Detailed Project Report (DPR) to construct Vijayawada Metro rail.
Systra representative will meet Amarvathi Metro Rail Corporation (AMRC) officials to discuss on draft DPR after which the final DPR could be expected. AMRC will then provide agreement to the report.
There was a lot of delay in submitting the DPR. Systra officials allocate the delay to the extension of one of the corridors till new capital city i.e. Amravati.
According to the new DPR, Now Vijayawada Metro Rail track will be 77.2 km long with three corridors, Instead of 26 km with two corridors which were proposed in the first DPR.
AMRC officials will raise some queries and they would be discussed on the April 29 meeting based on the draft DPR.
Proposed corridors for Vijayawada Metro in DPR
1st Corridor – Pandi Nehru Bus Station (PNBS) – Nidamanuru- Gannavaram
2nd Corridor – PNBS-Penamaluru
3rd Corridor – Railway station – Jakkampudi
In 2018, Systra group started working on the DPR and formed a consortium with RITES, a central government organisation for these activities to prepare DPR. The Systra group was finalised by AMRC after evaluating various bids submitted by several firms. Systra had experience in working as a consultant for metro rail projects in China, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Australia.