Mumbai: A joint venture of Reliance Infrastructure (RInfra) and Astaldi SPA awarded a contract worth Rs 1,584 crore by Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) for construction of North-South Metro Corridor of Mumbai Metro line-4.
The consortium of Reliance Infrastructure and ASTALDI was awarded ‘Package-8’
on the Metro-4 corridor which is from Central Harbour suburbs Wadala to Chembur comprising 6.4 km elevated viaduct, six elevated stations and two railway crossings first at
Priyadarshini Park and second at Amarmahal Junction, ‘Package-10 which is from Gandinagar junction to Bhandup Sonapur on LBS road comprising 6.7 km elevated viaduct
and six elevated stations, and ‘Package 12’ from Kapurbawdi to Kasarvadavali in Thane
comprising 6.8 km elevated viaduct and six stations on the same line.
In an official statement Reliance Infrastructure said, “RInfra EPC has received the Letter of Award from Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) for three packages worth Rs 1,584 crore for construction of North-South Metro-4 corridor which will run between Kasarwadavali in Thane and Wadala.”
“Reliance Infrastructure and Astaldi had jointly participated in the bid for engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts for five packages. The scope of work includes part design and construction of elevated viaduct and stations (excluding architectural finishing and pre-engineered steel roof structure of stations) of Mumbai Metro Line – 4. This includes entry and exit structures of the stations”, said in statement.
According to statement, the 32.32-km long stretch Wadala-Ghatkopar-Thane-Kasarvadavali Metro line will connect Wadala in central Mumbai with the neighbouring Thane district via the Eastern Express highway.
The Metro Corridor will provide more North-South rail connectivity and reduce the burden on the suburban rail network.
Commenting on the award, Reliance Infrastructure EPC CEO, Arun Gupta, said, “Our strong credentials in Metro works are borne out by the successful execution of
Mumbai Metro Line-1 comprising 11.4 km elevated viaduct, 11 elevated stations, Western Railway line crossing at Andheri and depot constructed at DN Nagar, which is one of the complex depots ever constructed. Winning three packages of Mumbai Metro Line-4 further strengthens Reliance Infrastructure Limited’s bona fide to lead in construction of urban transportation systems. The company is well positioned in emerging Metro Rail market and poised to capture a sizable share.”
“Reliance Infrastructure is is keenly pursuing project opportunities worth around Rs 2 lakh crore to increase the EPC order book to Rs 50,000 crore by 2018-19. It said RInfra EPC has executed large-scale projects worth Rs 33,000 crore including the Ultra Mega Power Project (UMPP) of 3,960 MW at Sasan, Madhya Pradesh. The infrastructure major has been focusing on projects in power, roads, railways, defense and ports”, said in statement.
(Source: RInfra Press Release)