Vijayawada: The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) and Revenue officials conducted a joint survey of land required for the Metro rail project in the city on Monday. They inspected some stretches from the railway station to Ramavarappadu on Eluru Road.
The team inspected the stretch from Nidamanur to Ramavarappadu on Sunday. The team is yet to take up a joint survey on Bandar Road. The joint inspection will help in assessing the land that needs to be acquired, officials said.
The DMRC has already invited tenders for constructing Metro rail corridors in the city. According to sources, Tata, Nagarjuna Constructions, Afcons and URC are some companies that have evinced interest in taking up the project. The bids are expected to be opened in the first week of December. The DMRC has already conducted a pre-bid meeting.
The DMRC plan to construct two corridors in the city. It will cost Rs. 6,823 crore for constructing a 26-km network. The project is expected to completed by 2018. As many as 24 stations will come up on the two corridors – Penamaluru to PNBS and Nidamanuru to PNBS.