Delhi Metro on Tuesday signed an agreement with an international consortium consisting of five consultancies, including RITES, for providing general advice for the new high-speed line, which will connect the Indira Gandhi International airport with the heart of the capital.
As per the agreement the consortium consisting of Pacific Consultants International, Japan Railway Technical Service, TONICHI Engineering Consultants Inc (all from Japan), Parsons Brinckerhoff International Inc (US) and RITES (India) will provide consultancy in tender management, project management and construction suprevision to Metro.
The agreement was signed Metro Executive Director Magnu Singh and PCI President M Taga in the presence of Metro Managing Director E Sreedharan in New Delhi, a release said.
The IGIA-New Delhi line is expected to cost Rs 3,294 crore and Metro is intended to complete the project by June 2010 before the Commonwealth Games.
At present, similar high-speed lines are available in Tokyo, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Hong Kong, London, Oslo and Bangkok.