Gujarat Metro: 26 global majors make track for design consultancy

September 3, 2013

  • Written by  Pooja






(Global majors are in the race for providing design consultancy services for Ahmedabad leg of Rs 19,000crore)



Ahmedabad-Gandhinagar Metro project. The Metro-link Express for Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad (MEGA) has received huge response from Indian companies and those from the USA, Germany, French, South Korea, Netherlands and Spain. Twentysix companies\consortia have submitted expressions of interest (EOIs) in response to an invitation by MEGA in July. Indian majors like Larsen & Toubro and Tata Consulting Engineers, too, have submitted EOIs, an official said. MEGA is the special purpose vehicle (SPV) floated by the Gujarat government to conceive, design and execute the Ahmedabad-Gandhinagar Metro. The EOIs were invited for the preparation of design and other operational and functional information related to construction of elevated (over ground) metro stations. This Metro has been conceived as the most technically advanced metro project undertaken so far in India. The project is being executed on an EPC basis with MEGA itself functioning as the EPC contractor and going forward it will be the operations and maintenance contractor too. Based on CBTC technology it will pioneer driverless trains in India as well as offer Wi-Fi connectivity on the move. The frequency between two trains will be 90 seconds, the lowest in the world. Its core infrastructure work will begin in October 2013.



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