A decision in this regard was taken in a state cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, an official spokesman said. Proposals were also sought from expert organizations, including RITES and DMRC, he said.
While RITES offer was worth Rs 19.5 crore, DMRC's was of Rs 13 crore and it’s believed that DMRC got selected mainly as it (DMRC) is an expert body involved in overlooking metro related affairs and linked to the Lucknow project by preparing a DPR for the project, it has been appointed as the interim consultant, the spokesman said.
As an interim consultant, DMRC would help in selection of general consultant, preparing detailed proposal for land acquisition, preparing environment impact report and rehabilitation policy, he said.
DMRC would also provide assistance in carrying out detailed surveys for technical works, acquiring no objection certificates from various departments, appointment of consultants for preparing detailed designs and plan for civil structure and preparing tender document and selection of agency among others.
The Cabinet also gave its nod for the modalities of construction of Agra inner ring road on PPP model. The 22.50 km long inner ring road worth Rs 743.75 crore would have a bridge over Yamuna, a railway over-bridge among others, the spokesman said. Besides, the cabinet also approved the Molassas policy for 2012-2013, he added.


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