Thiruvananthapuram

Flyover consultancy finalised

Noida-based firm to provide design for flyovers, invite tenders for construction

Noida-based leading engineering consulting firm SoWiL Ltd. has bagged the technical consultancy for the flyovers at the busy junctions of Sreekaryam, Ulloor, and Pattom along the National Highway 66 in the capital.

The firm emerged top in the ‘cost-based and quality evaluation’ scores and quoted the lowest amount for the consultancy among the five engineering consulting firms shortlisted from the eight by Kerala Rapid Transit Corporation Ltd. (KRTL), the SPV set up to execute the proposed Light Metro in Thiruvananthapuram and Kozhikode and the flyovers.

The evaluation report has been forwarded by the KRTL to the government to issue the formal orders and to award the technical consultancy, official sources told The Hindu. A 60% weightage was given by the expert committee on the technical capability of the firm in the evaluation of the e-bids.

Expert committee

The evaluation was carried out by an expert committee comprising the Chief Engineer, Bridges, PWD; Chief Executive Officer, Kerala Road Fund Board (KRFB), General Manager, Kerala Infrastructure Investment Fund Board (KIIFB) and the Chief General Manager of the KRTL.

STUP Consultants Chennai; Shrikhande Consultants, Mumbai; Feedback Infra Pvt Ltd Gurgaon; Accrete Consulting Engineers Pvt Ltd, Gurgaon were the other qualified firms whose price bid was opened by KRTL.

The selected firm will have to provide the design for flyovers based on the drawings provided by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) and will have to invite the tenders for construction. The consultant will get three months and it does not include supervision of construction, sources said.

The KRTL was given the task by the government following the exit of DMRC under E. Sreedharan from the Light Metro in the wake of the reluctance of the government to sign turnkey consultancy agreement for the preparatory works.

Already, the KIIFB has given the nod for the flyovers at Sreekaryam that will cost ₹135.37 crore, Ulloor (₹52.68 crore), and Pattom (₹140 crore). The flyovers will facilitate the movement of MRTS and motor vehicles.

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