Centre clear decks for preparation of DPR for 7 new Railway projects in Kerala


Centre clear decks for preparation of DPR for 7 new Railway projects in Kerala

Decks are getting cleared for the preparation of detailed project report (DPR) of the viable projects for the further development of railway corridor on a cost-sharing basis between Railways and State through Kerala Railway Development Corporation Ltd (KRDCL).

International engineering and consulting groups engaged in the field of rail and urban transport alone and partnering firms in the country have come forward to prepare the DPRs for the KRDCL, a special purpose vehicle floated in January 2017 to execute viable rail projects on a 51:49 cost-sharing basis.

Hyderabad-based AARVEE Associates and INECO of Spain, Delhi Integrated Multi-mode Transit Systems (DIMTS) and Geodata of Italy, Germany’s Ramboll and PricewaterhouseCoopers and Systra of Paris are those who have responded to the expression of interest (EOI) floated by the KRDCL.

“From these four firms/tie-ups, one will be selected as general consultant to prepare the DPR for the prioritised projects. The selection will be on the basis of the technical bid that will be opened on June 30,” a top KRDCL official told. Read More

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