CMRL’s word of caution to Mumbai Metro

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By SUNITHA SEKAR http://www.thehindu.com/

The Chennai Metro Rail authorities have written to Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation (MMRC), advising them against awarding the contract for the Mumbai Metro III project to Russian firm Mosmetrostroy, which had allegedly abandoned the project in Chennai in May 2015.

Top Officials at MMRC said they had taken cognisance of the letter and sought legal opinion on the issue, but the consortium — consisting of Hindustan Construction Company and Mosmetrostroy — had not been disqualified by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) that was partly funding the Rs. 23,000-crore underground Metro Rail project connecting Colaba in South Mumbai with SEEPZ in northern Mumbai.

According to officials of Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL), they had sent a letter to MMRC some days ago, briefing them about how the contractor deserted the project and the problems they now faced owing to it.

“We wanted to warn them before they awarded the contract to this firm. We have been facing delay in the project and other problems because of this contractor. We do not want them [MMRC] to face a similar situation,” an official said. More info

 

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