EGIS India to help plan Shivaji memorial

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
  • Updated: Feb 25, 2016 00:30 IST

EGIS India on Wednesday was appointed the project management consultant for the Maharashtra government’s mid-sea memorial of Chhatrapati Shivaji off the Mumbai coast.

EGIS India is part of a French group that provided consultancy for building five flood-protection dams in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and developing a container terminal at Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust in Raigad.

The firm has been selected to provide engineering consultancy services to build the mid-sea memorial.

The decision was taken in a meeting headed by chief minister Devendra Fadnavis after several attempts of the state government to appoint a management consultant for the project in the past three years failed.

The ministry of environment and forest (MoEF) last December had given a nod for installing a statute and building a memorial in the sea, which was not permissible according to the existing coastal rules. Confirming the development, Vinayak Mete, the president of the state government-appointed Shivaji Memorial Project Committee said EGIS was granted the project for being the lowest bidder. The firm quoted the lowest amount of Rs 83 crore, while Sunil Patil and Associates quoted the maximum of Rs 171.99 crore. Stup Consultants, Tata Consultancy and Responsive Industries were among the five bidders who had submitted their requests for proposal.

The project management consultant is expected to finalise the design, material, cost and methodology of the project based on which the state government will appoint constructing agency by inviting competitive bidding.

Recently, the EGIS India was also selected for providing its consultancy services for Mumbai Metro 3 rail project connecting Colaba-Bandra-Santacruz (Seepz) with 27 underground stations.

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