Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Won Work in Jakarta Metro Rail Project
Delhi Metro Rail Corporation ( DMRC ) is going global. The Indonesian government has awarded it the work of ‘Management Consulting Services’ for the first phase of the Jakarta Mass Rapid Transit System in Indonesia, comprising of 15.7 kilometres.
A DMRC spokesperson said the work awarded to it is a joint venture with eight other international companies, including Padeco and Oriental Consultant from Japan, PT Ernst and Young Advisory Services, PT Indotek Engineering Jaya, PT Pamintori Cipia, Lambaga Management and PT Public Private Partnership from Indonesia and Seneca Group from the US.
The main responsibilities of DMRC in this joint venture will be the finalisation of the organisational structure of the Jakarta Metro, recruitment of personnel, development of training facilities and the training of the employees for various categories required for commencing the operations.
Earlier, DMRC had also prepared the special assistance on project implementation study for the Jakarta Mass Rapid Transit system. “We are also trying to bag similar projects in various upcoming Metro projects of Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Israel,” the official said.
The Delhi Metro is also acting as the consultant for all major Metro projects in the country including Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru and Kolkata. It is also carrying out the construction work of a 9.25 km long metro corridor in Jaipur.
Official sources said the 15.7 km stretch in Jakarta would have 13 stations, seven elevated and six underground. DMRC’s expertise in raising a successful urban transport system in Delhi, a city with a population higher than Jakarta would come in handy for the project.
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