Amaravati: Paris-based Systra Consultants started the work on preparation of Detailed Project Report (DPR) for Vijayawada Metro Rail Project on Wednesday. Experts of Systra met the managing director of Amaravati Metro Rail Corporation N P Ramakrishna Reddy before starting a field visit of proposed two corridors of Metro Rail Project.
“Around 33 experts from Germany, France and India will be working on preparation of DPR for Vijayawada Metro Rail project. Initially, three experts, Thakur and Ahmed Siddiqui (both are from Systra) and Nameed Kumar (RITES) visited the city on Wednesday,” Ramakrishna Reddy said.
Following the differences cropped up with the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), the State government cancelled the medium metro project to Vijayawada and took a decision in favour of light metro following a feasibility report submitted by Australian Urban Transport expert Edward Dotson in August 2017.
Amaravati Metro Rail Corporation invited bids requesting the engineering consulting services for preparation of Detailed Project Report (DPR) over the establishment of Light Metro Rail system for Vijayawada in last September.
Eight consultant agencies submitted EOI to prepare DPR for Vijayawada Metro, and finally, Systra Consultants was selected. Ramakrishna Reddy said the Systa would submit the DPR within six months.