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Five firms bid for General Consultancy contract for ₹6.25 billion Hyderabad Airport Metro Link

Hyderabad, India (Metro Rail Today): Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited (HMRL) has opened technical bids for EoI-cum-RfQ for providing General Consultancy services for the 31 km Hyderabad Airport Metro Project connecting Mindspace Junction to Rajiv Gandhi International Airport through 10 stations in Hyderabad.

According to information shared by NVS Reddy, Managing Director, HMRL, a total of five consortia have sought and submitted bids for providing General Consultancy services for the project. – The names of the bidders are as follows:

1) Systra MVA (France) + RITES Ltd (India) + DB E&C (Germany)

2) Ayesa (Spain) + Nippon Koei (Japan) + Aarvee Associates (India)

3) TYPSA (Spain) + PINI Group (Switzerland)

4) AECOM India + Egis Rail (France) + Egis India

5) Consulting Engineers Group (India) + Korea National Railway (South Korea)

The Expression of Interest (EOI cum RfQ) for Design and Construction (DB) of Airport Express was issued on December 1, 2022 with a time frame of 36 months to complete the works. The pre-application meeting was held on December 6, 2022. A total of 23 national/international consulting firms participated. After the evaluation of the applications, the tender documents for the next stage, i.e. the RfP (Request for Proposal) document will be issued to the pre-qualified bidders by the end of December 2022.

Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao laid the foundation stone of the Hyderabad Airport Express Metro at Mindspace Junction on December 9, 2022. The project will cost 6.25 billion (780 million USD). This project will be funded. The State Government itself.

It was supported by the Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) and the GMR Group ₹ 625 crore ($78 million) each, or 10 percent of the project cost.

On December 18, 2022, HMRL MD NVS Reddy along with officials inspected the 10 km walking stretch from Raidurg Metro station to Narsingh and issued instructions / directions for completion of alignment. HMRL has appointed 2 survey teams to speed up the pre-construction activities and start ground works of the Airport Metro at the earliest. Necessary instructions have been given to the engineers to plan the Blue Line Terminal Station and the Airport Metro Station as a combined interchange station.

According to Reddy, the design of the combined interchange station in front of the L&T and Aurobindo buildings after the Ikea junction is due to space constraints. The first two levels will accommodate the Airport Metro station and the top two levels will accommodate the extended blue line (Corridor 3) terminal station.

Vacant Government plots would be identified near stations to provide adequate parking. Multi-arm Skywalks with landings on all sides of the intersections will be provided for easy access and the Airport Metro as the preferred commuting option.

“The Hon’ble CM’s directive to design the project will be in consideration not only for the airport passengers but also for the reverse commute of those staying in the sprawling parts of the city to reach the workplaces in the city in about 20 minutes. Stations,” said NVS Reddy.

Air passengers will be able to check-in and baggage drop-off at Raidurg metro station and will be directly transported to the boarding gates of Rajiv Gandhi International Airport. The multi-point check-in facility at the metro station will be a key public transport link for southern and suburban Hyderabad. The Hyderabad Airport Express Metro will provide a crucial link for the proposed GMR Aerocity Hyderabad Adibatlan and Hyderabad Pharma City.

The travel time from Mindspace junction to Hyderabad airport will be 26 minutes. Mid-height platform screen doors (PSD) will be provided to improve passenger safety. Each station will have bogieless bogies and automatic fare collection (AFC) gates. To inform passengers about flights, there will be a Flight Information Display System (FIDS) and an information desk at all metro stations at Hyderabad Airport.

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