The state-run Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MMRC) has appointed AECOM Asia Company Ltd-led consortium as the General Consultant for the 32.5 km Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ underground Metro Line 3 project. The consortium, led by AECOM Asia Hong Kong comprises Padeco, Japan, LBG Inc, USA and Egis Rail, France.
"The appointment of the General Consultant paves way for the speedy implementation of the Metro Line 3 project and they will assist MMRC in design, supervision, quality control, safety and contract management of the project", said Sanjay Sethi, Managing Director, MMRC. He informed that AECOM Asia's selection was done on quality and cost based selection process.
MMRC, a joint venture between the state government and the Centre, is hopeful the construction on the proposed underground line will begin from April 2015 and it will be commissioned in 2020-2021.The project envisages a total investment of Rs 23,136-crore.
The overall scope of the General Consultant is to assist in evaluation of bids for civil works and appoint the contractor, review and proof-checking of detailed designs prepared by the Contractor's designer with respect to work awarded on 'Design-Build' basis, preparation of tender design, construction supervision including supply and installation, system integration and commissioning of all system components, testing and commissioning of the entire system and preparation/finalization of operation and maintenance manuals.
The other consortia that participated in the global invitation for Expression of Interest included DB International, Germany, Geodata, Italy and Oriental Consulting, Japan.