GMR DIAL appoints Parsons Brinkerhoff as project management consultant

Delhi International Airport (P) Ltd, subsidiary of GMR Infrastructure Ltd, which is executing the modernisation of Delhi Airport, has decided to appoint US-based Parsons Brinkerhoff International Inc as project management consultant
The modernisation of the Indira Gandhi International Airport involves construction of new runway, terminal building and other infrastructure.

Parsons Brinkerhoff would help DIAL on design review, contract management, project controls, project management and coordination. In addition they would also be working with DIAL on construction management of the passenger terminal building and airside work for the Delhi Airport project.

Parsons Brinkerhoff is a global consultancy and has worked on Hong Kong International Airport, London Heathrow T5, Terminal1 at JFK Airport and Washington Dulles Airport.

In India Parsons Brinkerhoff is providing programme management services to Delhi Metro (for Phase I as well as phase II) and the Swami Vivekanand bridge project on Hoogly river in Kolkata.

For the Delhi Airport Parsons Brinkerhoff will put together a team of international and local experts who will be involved in establishing project control systems, procedure manuals, communication platforms and protocols, report formats, computer systems, etc. This team would consist of senior consultants in aviation sector having wide-ranging experience in airport construction and management.

DIAL had recently submitted a master plan to the ministry of civil Aviation and the Airports Authority of India for the modernisation and restructuring of the Indira Gandhi International Airport.
As part of the master plan, DIAL will construct a new runway by 2008 to supplement the existing two. In addition a brand-new integrated passenger terminal to cater to domestic and international traffic will also be built. This terminal will become operational in March 2010 and in its first phase be able to handle more than 37 million passengers per annum. The new building would be connected to the city via a dedicated high speed Metro Line.