New Delhi: Spreading its wings across the border, the city's pride Delhi Metro has bagged the work of Management Consulting Services for building the Phase I of Jakarta Mass Rapid System in Indonesia.
This is the first time that the Delhi Metro has bagged a project outside the country since its inception in 1997. Delhi Metro has been awarded the work in a joint venture with eight other international companies.
"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," DMRC spokesman Anuj Dayal said.
The DMRC had also prepared the Special Assistance on Project Implementation (SAPI) study for the Jakarta Mass Rapid Transit system. Besides, DMRC is also trying to bag similar projects in various upcoming Metro projects of Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Israel.
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 kilometre long Metro corridor in Jaipur.