Delhi Metro submits consultancy bids for four international metro rail projects

MRT Online Desk Posted on: 2022-08-07 09:05:00 Viewer: 7,633 Comments: 0 Country: India City: New Delhi

Delhi Metro submits consultancy bids for four international metro rail projects

New Delhi, India (Metro Rail Today): While struggeling with financial crunch, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (DMRC) is trying to generate additional revenue from out of the farebox to survive in national capital. The corporation has recently submitted bids for providing consultancy services for four international metro rail projects.

Last month, DMRC submitted bidding documents to acquire consultancy works for a metro rail projects in Alexandria in Egypt. Earlier this week, DMRC bid to build an entire metro rail corridor in Mauritious. Three more metro rail networks in Tel Aviv Metroin Israel, Manama Metro in Bahrain and Ho Chinh Minh City in Vietnam. 

DMRC is currently involved as a consultant in three corridors of the Dhaka Metro project in Bangladesh. Delhi Metro is providing consultancy for sectors such as design, construction supervision, procurement support, tender assistance & training.
"We are focusing on international consultancy projects. Also, the Delhi Metro Rail Academy (DMRA) has expanded its horizons overseas as well with the training of MRT (Mass Rapid Transit) Jakarta, Dhaka, and Sri Lankan officials," said Vikas Kumar, Managing Director, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation.
“The Delhi metro recognises its role as the biggest metro system in the country and is guiding almost all other metros in varying capacity," Kumar added.
Earlier DMRC was involved as a consultant for the Jakarta Metro project.
In addition, Delhi Metro has extensive experience in providing consultancy to almost all operational and upcoming Metro projects in India. DMRC is currently involved in the construction work of Mumbai and Patna Metro projects.

DMRC is also focussing on other rail-based solutions which are smaller in capacity but can cater to the requirements of two-tier cities.

“Systems such as Metrolite and Metro Neo are in planning stages for cities- which are smaller in size with lesser population," Kumar said.

“Today we are receiving 70-75% of pre-covid passenger journeys. Our revenue model was designed to make the system self-sustainable," Kumar added.

Apart from ticketing revenue, DMRC also explored diverse revenue options such as property business, property development, consultancy services and tie-ups with last mile connectivity providers. “We are using solar generated power plants on rooftops of stations, depots and residential quarters and are producing around 47 MW of power. In addition, we are also receiving solar energy from an offshore power plant in Madhya Pradesh. For the first time, we drew power from a waste to an energy plant in Ghazipur," Kumar said.


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