Mumbai: Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) awarded a contract to DB Engineering-led consortium for project management and construction management services contract, including design review, for Mumbai Metro Line-4. The consortium comprises DB Engineering, Louis Berger and Hill International.
“This latest win highlights Louis Berger’s commitment and contribution to India’s strategic growth. We’re delighted to have another great opportunity to serve the government of India in advancing its development goals. Our team of experts is well equipped to meet the challenges of this new and next-generation transportation infrastructure project”, said Jim Bach, president of Louis Berger’s International division.
The Mumbai Metro Line 4 will be a 32.3-kilometer (20-mile) long elevated corridor with 32 stations, connecting Wadala in central Mumbai to Kasarvadavali. Expected to reduce travel time between Wadala to Kasarvadavali by 50 to 75 percent, the Mumbai Metro Line 4 will provide interconnectivity between the eastern expressway, central railway, Mumbai Monorail that is partially in operation, proposed Metro Line 2B (D N Nagar and Mandale), proposed Metro Line 5 (Thane to Kalyan), proposed Metro Line 6 (Swami Samarth Nagar to Vikhroli) and proposed Metro Line 8 (Wadala to GPO). The total estimated cost of construction is ₹15,549 crore ($2.26 billion USD).
As part of the consortium, Louis Berger will prepare, package and finalize tender documents for system contracts. The scope of work also includes verification and approval of all civil and system contract design submissions, rolling stock, supervision of all construction activities, certification of vendor sources and inspection of vendor products and services, as well as integration of systems, exercising strict cost control measures, ensuring specifications, installing systems and commissioning rolling stock, monitoring and reporting progress of all works, safety and quality at work sites, and supervision of system trials and system integration.
“We’re delighted to support the MMRDA on yet another metro rail project in Mumbai. This metro line is a welcome addition for the people of Mumbai. It will help alleviate traffic congestion and provide better connectivity between central Mumbai and the Thane district.”, said Kshitish Nadgauda, Louis Berger senior vice president and managing director for Asia.
Louis Berger has more than 20 years of experience working in India across many sectors, including bridges and tunnels, highways and roads, rail and transit, aviation and smart cities. The company has supported infrastructure development of several of the largest transit system expansion in the country, including Mumbai Metro Line 1, Mumbai Metro Line 3, the Mumbai Monorail and the Hyderabad Metro.