DMRC approaches Kerala Govt to issue tender for rolling stock

DMRC approaches Kerala Govt to issue tender for rolling stock

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Thiruvananthapuram: The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), which is the interim consultant of the light metro project, has approached state government again with a demand to issue tender for purchase of rolling stock ahead of getting a central nod.

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  1.  A decision on issuing a tender for purchase of rolling stock would be made in 2 weeks, said PWD minister G Sudhakaran.
  2.  The KRTL (Kerala Rapid Transit Corporation Limited) has submitted the DPR (Detailed Project Report) and comprehensive mobility plan for the project over a year ago.
  3.  The DMRC and KRTL is of the opinion that calling of tender early would save time and bring a clarity on technology and cost of the project.
  4.  The Detailed Project Report prepared by DMRC lacks specific details such as technology.
  5.  DMRC and KRTL were planning to get best options from across the world on light metro technology, Sources said.
  6.  The KRTL and DMRC officials had conducted site visits at various places like Kula Lumpur & Taipei, where light metros were functioning for the past several years.
  7.  The DMRC using the option of an early tender to get a picture of the options available.
  8.  It is learnt that the state government, though, set the ball rolling by initiating preliminary works for the project, it is not keen on issuing tender ahead of the Central nod.
  9.  Meanwhile, KRTL MD Ajit Patil is expected to meet MoUD officials soon to speed up the procedures for central nod.
  10.  In a recent meeting with PWD minister G Sudhakaran, DMRC principal advisor E Sreedharan had requested state to invite French Development Agency AFD for pre-approval talks for the project.


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