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Delhi Airport hires US co as consultant

October 13, 2006 17:59 IST
Delhi International Airport (P) Ltd will appoint US-based Parsons Brinkerhoff International Inc as project management consultant for the Delhi Airport Modernisation Project.

The decision was taken by the DIAL board in a meeting held on Thursday, GMR Infrastructure, a stakeholder in DIAL, informed the Bombay Stock Exchange on Friday.

Parsons Brinkerhoff would help DIAL on design review, contract management, project controls, project management and coordination.  They would also work with DIAL on construction management of the passenger terminal building as part of the landside work for the project.

In India, Parsons Brinkerhoff is providing programme management services for Phase I and phase II of Delhi Metro and has also worked on the Swami Vivekanand Bridge project on Hoogly river in Kolkata.

Parsons Brinkerhoff would put together a team of international and local experts, who would be involved in establishing project control systems, communication platforms and protocols, computer systems for the Delhi airport.

DIAL recently submitted a master plan to the Ministry of Civil Aviation and Airports Authority of India for modernisation and restructuring of the Indira Gandhi International Airport. It would also construct a new runway by 2008 and a passenger terminal to cater to domestic and international traffic.  

This terminal would become operational in March 2010 and in its first phase would handle more than 37 million passengers per annum.  The new building would be connected to the city through a high speed metro line.

Parsons Brinkerhoff International Inc is a project management consultancy providing programme management, project engineering, planning, architectural and construction services to clients worldwide.

The US-based management consultant has worked on projects across the world like the Hong Kong International Airport, London Heathrow T5, Terminal1 at JFK Airport and Washington Dulles Airport.

GMR Infrastructure is a stakeholder in DIAL, a public private partnership initiative mandated to operate, manage and develop the Delhi Airport.
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