Nagpur Metro Rail Corporation Limited and Indian Institute of Technology working together on BIM

Credit: Nagpur Metro
Credit: Nagpur Metro

Nagpur Metro Rail Corporation Limited (NMRCL), the authority in charge of developing the ambitious Nagpur Metro project in Nagpur, India have discussed their implementation of Building Information Modelling to help “adhere to timelines and focus on costs”.

Construction started on the Nagpur Metro last month, with the completed rail network scheduled for a March 2018 opening. 36 stations will be connected as part of the 38.215km infrastructure development and it is expected to cost US$1.4 billion.

Speaking to The Times of India, Brijesh Dixit, Managing Director of NMRCL commented: “We want to integrate all the project components even before the actual on-site execution begins. The broad objective is to adhere to timelines, focus on costs, timely execution as also maintain regular checks and balances.”

He elaborated further on the work, explaining that the NMRCL are working closely with the Indian Institute of Technology and their professors to ensure they implement the process in the most efficient way: “Deepak Phatak [of IIT’s Department of Computer Science and Engineering] has agreed to provide us consultancy. It will include reviewing the bid document, assessment of the potential service providers, assistance in evaluation of the bids and conduct of negotiations and finalization of the contract for providing 5D BIM.”

For more information on this story, click here. Nagpur Metro’s official website also has more news, notes and images relating to the project.

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