Vijayawada: Delhi metro rail corporation has invited tenders for 2 corridors in Vijayawada metro rail project. Tenders for Pandit Nehru Bus Stand – Nidamanuru corridor are accepted until 16th January. Tenders for Pandit Nehru Bus Stand – Penamaluru corridor are accepted until 19th January. Tenders are called for 13.21 kms in Nidamanuru corridor and 12.39 kms in Penamaluru corridor.
There are thirteen elevated stations in Pandi Nehru Bus Stand – Nidamanuru corridor viz Pandit Nehru bus terminal, Railway station south, Railway station east, Besant road, Seeta Rampuram signal, Machavaram down, Padavalarevu, Gunadala, Ramavarapadu, Prasadampadu, MBT Centre, Enikepadu and Nidamanuru.
There are eleven elevated stations in Pandit Nehru Bus Stand – Penamaluru corridor viz Victoria jubilee museum, Indira Gandhi municipal stadium, Tikkle road, Benz circle, Auto nagar gate, Ashok nagar, Krishna nagar, Kanuru, Tadigadapa, Poranki and Penamaluru.
Tenders were called as two funding agencies from Germany and France have decided to extend their financial assistance to AMRC. They have visited the capital city in second week to have a dialogue with AMRC authorities. In fact, the state government has released Rs.300 Cr for Vijayawada metro rail project in August. The release of funds will help start the project works, which has been waiting for funds release for last several months.
AMRC MD N.Ramakrishna Reddy said that Mr.Dubreuil Herve, Ms.Rima LeCoguic and Mr.Matthieu Verdure from AFD, and Ms.Usha Rao, Mr.Robert Valkovic and Ms.Julia Scholtes from KFW have visited the capital city in the second week for a dialogue over granting the loan or financial assistance worth Rs.4000 Cr.
“The foreign agencies visit made us more comfortable.” said Mr.Rama Krishna Reddy, and added that he is leaving for delhi to have a dialogue with DMRC authorities on the execution process of the project.
In fact, a four member Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) team inspected the proposed metro corridors in the city in April. But as they have some stringent conditions, AMRC dropped JICA for funding the metro rail project.