Ayesa India Pvt. Ltd. this month was awarded a Rs. 7.48 crore contract by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) for the Detailed Design Consultant (DDC) service of a new Automated People Mover (APM) system under Delhi’s Central Vista.
The firm had bid for this contract (Package DCCD-04) along with its Spanish parent Ayesa Ingeniería y Arquitectura S.A.U. Their role here would would include, but is not limited to, producing and proposing alternate designs of all civil, architectural, building services, electrical and mechanical works.
Delhi’s roughly 3 km long underground APM ring line with 4 proposed stations will connect the Delhi Metro’s operational Central Secretariat Station, serving yellow & violet lines, with new government buildings coming up as part of the Central Vista Redevelopment project.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for its development was signed in February 2022 by the Central Public Works Department (CPWD) and DMRC.
DMRC then invited tenders for its DDC contract in May 2022 with a Rs. 8.07 crore estimate and 2880 day (7.89 year) deadline. Technical bids were opened in August to reveal 4 design and engineering firms had bid for it.
Scope: Engagement of Detail Design Consultant (DDC) for Civil, Architectural and Building Services including E and M works for proposed underground Automatic People Mover (APM) system at Central Vista
This is the first major contract towards starting the civil construction tendering process which I see starting no sooner than 2024.
As shared earlier this year, here’s my quick purely fictional take on how the APM line might look like with 4 stations at or near the vicinity of Central Secretariat, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA), Vigyan Bhavan Annexe and Ministry Of External Affairs Jawaharlal Nehru Bhawan.
The system’s Detailed Project Report (DPR) was prepared by DMRC and they’re expecting a peak hour demand of 20,000 passengers per hour during morning and evening hours.
Delhi has another APM system proposed at IGI Airport which I believe has a more urgent requirement – the Delhi Air Train project. Also check out the IGI Airport Upgrade page I set up earlier this year.
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