DMRC going global

After years of receiving technical know how from abroad, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation is finally graduating to building Metros for others. Earlier this week, it inked a deal with Bangladesh government in which it will be the project consultant and help build the Dhaka Metro. It’s the first international project in which DMRC is providing the entire technological and logistical base in an international project.
“The assignment is important as it will establish Delhi Metro as a consulting agency for international Metro projects,” Delhi Metro spokesperson Anuj Dayal said. Delhi Metro is also lending a helping hand in Indonesia where it is providing support in operations, maintenance and security for the Jakarta Metro project as management consultant. However, in the Dhaka project, Delhi Metro—as part of a consortium—will be undertaking the full project consultation.
“The complete scope of work for the consultant consists of all areas of project management viz. public transportation planning review, engineering study and basic design, detailed design, assistance in selecting the contractors, construction supervision, testing and commissioning, etc,” added Dayal.
In the pre-construction phase, the consultant—DMRC and other members of the consortium—will manage the project and provide engineering services. During construction, it will supervise it and provide training for operation and maintenance. In the post-construction phase, it will monitor and advise the operation and maintenance among other works, added Dayal.
“The role of DMRC in the project will be preparation of specification and manuals, taking care of safety and health aspects, traffic integration, training, making an advisory on systems, transport network planning, and framing operation and maintenance rules for Dhaka MRT-6 project,” added the spokesperson.

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