Jaipur Metro: DMRC To Lead Metro Extension Project For Phase 1C And 1D
The Jaipur Metro Railway Corporation (JMRC) last week cleared the decks for starting work on the extension of Jaipur Metro, by appointing the DMRC as the general consultant for Line 1C and Line 1D.
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), being the consultant will now float tenders and commence the work on the extension project.
This process will save a huge amount of time and would help the extension work to get over quickly.
This is for the second time that DMRC will get the responsibility to make metro lines in the Pink City. Earlier, the metro agency has acted as a consultant for development of Phase-1A from Mansarovar to Chandpole.
However, for the extension project under phase 1B, the JMRC itself had floated tenders and then awarded it to a Taiwan-based turnkey contractor.
While the DMRC took less than four years to build the first phase covering a length of 9.63 kms, the second phase extension of 2.4 km with a separate contactor took over five years. This prompted the JMRC to hand over the project to DMRC rather than JMRC floating tender and appointing a turnkey contractor by itself.
The comprehensive mobility plan for Jaipur involves development of high-capacity metro lines along the east–west corridor from Mansarovar to Badi Chaupar, and the north-south corridor of from Ambabadi to Sitapura.
The East-West Corridor with a route length of 11.64 kms and 11 stations has been opened in two phases.
The 9.63 km Phase-1A (Mansarovar to Chandpole) was successfully opened on 3 June, 2015 and the 2.01-km Phase-1B (Chandpole to Badi Chaupar) was successfully opened on 23 September, 2020.
Expansions of East-West Corridor
The State government had announced the expansion of Jaipur Metro from Badi Chaupar to Transport Nagar (Phase 1C) and from Mansarovar to Ajmer Road intersection (Phase 1D) in the budget for the fiscal year 2022–2023.
The DPR for extension of existing line beyond Badi Chaupar up to Transport Nagar under Phase 1C has been prepared and submitted by DMRC. The project with a route length of 2.85 Kms will be built at an estimated cost of Rs 993.51 crore.
Similarly, the DPR for extension of existing line beyond Mansarovar upto Ajmer Road under Phase 1D has been prepared by DMRC. The project has a route length of 1.35 Kms and an estimated project cost of Rs 204.81 crore.
With the appointment of DMRC as the general consultant for Phase 1C and 1D, the project is expected to get a boost and 4-5 months of savings is expected on commissioning the project.
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