By Accommodation Times News Services
Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MMRCL) has appointed AECOM Asia Company Ltd-led consortium as the General Consultant for the prestigious Mumbai Metro Line 3 (Colaba-Bandra-SEEPZ 33.5 Km long and fully underground) project.
The selection of GC was approved by the board of the MMRCL here on Saturday. The consortium, led by AECOM Asia Hong Kong comprises of 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 MMRCL in design, supervision, quality control, safety and contract management of the project”, said Mr. Sanjay Sethi, Managing Director, MMRCL.
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. The selection was done on quality and cost based selection process.
In another development, the MMRCL Board appointed Mr. Subodh Kumar Gupta as Functional Director (Projects). He will be additional Whole-Time (Executive) Director of the Company. In addition, Mr. Ajay Kumar Bhatt has been appointed as Additional Whole-Time (Executive) Director (Systems).