The Delhi Metro Project: Effective Project Management in the Indian Public Sector

            
 
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Case Code : PROM005
Case Length : 21 Pages
Period : 1998-2006
Pub Date : 2006
Teaching Note :Not Available
Organization : DMRC
Industry : Construction
Countries : India

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Project Implementation

Construction work on the project commenced on October 1, 1998. The entire project was divided into three lines. Further, these lines were divided into sections (Refer Table III for details of Phase I of the Delhi Metro project).

Line 1 (Shahdara to Rithala)
The work on Phase I commenced with the Shahdara-Tis Hazari section of Line 1, covering a distance of about eight kilometers. The work involved utility diversions, barricading, and actual civil construction. A major part of this section was on elevated tracks. All tracks in the elevated corridor were laid on concrete (ballastless). The tracks were supported on single piers...

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Managing the Stakeholders in the Project

Effective project management involved not only completing the project on schedule and within the budget, but also managing the project's stakeholders. The stakeholders included the governments, the contractors, the funding agencies, and the general public. Despite assurances that the DMRC would enjoy autonomy, it faced political pressure not only in its recruitment processes, promotions, and contract awarding but also in land acquisition...

Project Evaluation

The successful completion of the project effectively silenced the critics who had been skeptical about the ability of an Indian public sector organization to complete any project, let alone one as complex and costly as the Delhi Metro, on time and within the budget...

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Outlook

The Delhi Metro was expected to play a major role in relieving the transport problems faced by the city's residents. Moreover, with the GoI planning extensions to the Metro, it appeared that the benefits of an efficient transport system would be enjoyed by people living in a wider geographical area than originally planned. The GoI and the GNTCD had prepared a comprehensive plan to extend the Delhi Metro to 244 km by 2021 in three subsequent phases (Refer Exhibit VI for more information about the Delhi Metro project by 2021)...

Exhibits

Exhibit I: Some Metro Systems around the World
Exhibit II: Studies on Delhi's Traffic Problems
Exhibit III: Outstanding Features of the Delhi Metro
Exhibit IV: Companies Involved in the Project
Exhibit V: Tunneling Process of a Part of Line 2 of Delhi Metro
Exhibit VI: The Delhi Metro Project by 2021
Exhibit VII: Approved Budget 2006-2007
Exhibit VIII: Operational Aspects of the Delhi Metro Project Phase I


 

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