UMTC’s bid approved for DPR on Vijayawada Metro Mass Transit system

VIJAYAWADA: The Andhra Pradesh State government on Wednesday approved the bid submitted by the Gurgaon-based Urban Mass Transit Company Ltd. (UMTC) for preparing the Detailed Project Report for the Non-Motorised Transport (NMT) and the Integrated Public Transport (IPT) Plan for the Vijayawada Metro Rail Project.

The Amaravati Metro Rail Corporation Limited (AMRCL) had been entrusted with the implementation of the Vijayawada Mass Transit System for the Vijayawada Metropolitan area along the identified 26-km alignment from the Pandit Nehru Bus Station (PNBS) to Nidamanuru and the PNBS to Penamaluru.

The NMT and the IPT plans were required to make the public transport system an efficient one and encourage a large number of commuters to use it.