MMRDA appoints DMRC as interim consultant for two metro lines

Mumbai, Sept 20 (PTI) City town planning authorityMMRDA today said it has appointed Delhi Metro Rail Corporation(DMRC) as the interim consultant for the 23.6-km DN Nagar toMandale Metro-2B and the 32-km Wadala-Ghatkopar-Mulund-Thane-Kasarvadavli Metro-4 corridors. The Executive Committee of the Mumbai MetropolitanRegion Development Authority (MMRDA), headed by MaharashtraChief Secretary Swadheen Kshatriya accorded administrativeapproval to the appointment of DMRC as the interim consultantfor the two metros. The Committee also approved the appointment of AyeshaIngenieria Y Arquitectura SAU as the general consultants forthe 16.5-km Andheri (East) to Dahisar (East) Metro-7 corridorand the 23.6-km DN Nagar to Mandale Metro-2B corridor. "DMRC is expected to prepare tender documents, invitetenders and assist MMRDA in evaluation of the tenders for thetwo metros while Ayesha are expected to supervise constructionat various levels including depot and systems work for them,"MMRDA said in a statement issued here. "Considering the ever growing population, growingnumber of vehicles in the city, overcrowded suburban rails andthe loss of human life caused by the congestion in localtrains; Metro rail appears to be the perfect solution and thatis what the state is catering to," Metropolitan CommissionerUPS Madan said. The Committee has further given its approval forappointing Simplex Infrastructure to construct two flyoversand a road (in the first phase) to decongest the Kalanagarjunction. It also approved the appointment of Padeco Co asgeneral consultants to monitor and supervise design andconstruction of two elevated roads–1.3km elevated road fromMTNL junction to LBS Flyover and the 3.89-km elevated roadfrom Kurla (Kapadia Nagar) to Vakola near Western ExpressHighway, to clear traffic congestion at Bandra-Kurla Complexand Santacruz-Chembur junctions. The MMRDA has planned four flyovers and a road atDharavi to decongest the Kalanagar junction. In the first phase there will be two flyovers-–onefrom BKC to Bandra-Worli sea link and another from the link toBKC, which will be constructed to be supported by a stiltroad, on a government land, that will run from Dharavi towardsthe link. The two other flyovers-–one from BKC to WesternExpress Highway and another from Dharavi to Western ExpressHighway – will be implemented in the second phase. PTI PSK DKSMJBAS

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