Aarvee Associates secures mandate for preparation of DPR Hyderabad Elevated Bus Rapid Transit System

Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited awards detailed project report work to Aarvee.

HYDERABAD: Aarvee Associates has secured the mandate to prepare a detailed project report for the proposed Elevated Bus Rapid Transport System project in Hyderabad.

RITES, a public sector undertaking of Indian Railways and Aarvee Associates participated in tenders for Request for proposal (RfP) called for by Hyderabad Airport Metro Ltd.

After technical evaluation, both firms were found qualified and their financial bids were opened today. While Aarvee Associates quoted 106 lakh, RITES quoted 129 lakh for preparation of DPR.

“Based on combined technical and financial score, Aarvee Associates was awarded the work for preparation of DPR at its quoted 106 lakh,” NVS Reddy, Managing Director of Hyderabad Airport Metro Ltd, a special purpose vehicle set up for execution of metro network, said.

As per the terms, the firm has to submit the DPR for the project within three months, which includes alignment fixation, location of stations, traffic studies and ridership estimation, soil investigation, social and environmental impact assessment, financial model, Reddy said.

Based on the combined technical and financial score, Aarvee Associates was awarded the work for preparation of DPR at its quoted rate of Rs 106 lakh. According to urbantransportnews.com, the corridor mostly runs along the KPHB Metro Station – KPHB Hitec City Road – Malaysian Township junction – Hitec City MMTS Station – Hitex – Hitec City Phase-II – Mindspace – IIIT – Financial District Road – Financial District. The preferred alignment is proposed to be well integrated with major public transport systems as follows:

  • KPHB Metro Station, HMRL Metro Line-1 (Existing).
  • Hitec City MMTS Railway Station (Existing).
  • Mindspace Metro Station, HMRL (Corridor-3 Upcoming)
  • Hyderabad Airport Metro Rail Link at Raidurg (Proposed).
  • Hyderabad Metro (Phase-2) at its junction with Gachibowli – Miyapur Road (Proposed)

The proposed corridor will be fully elevated of 17 kms long with stations located at a spacing of around 500 to 600 meters for easy accessibility. It shall have depots in at-grade position both at terminals and one in between for operational convenience and non-fare revenue generation, added the portal.