SURAT (Metro Rail News): Systra has won the contract for the execution of Surat Metro Rail Project Phase-1, on behalf of its client Gujarat Metro Rail Corporation Limited (GMRCL).
The services to be provided by Systra for the project includes a review of the detailed project report (DPR), design review, procurement assistance for civil and system works along with construction supervision for civil and system works, system integration, overall project management, safety & quality check, testing and commissioning.
The project has received funding French Development Agency (AFD) and the German development bank KfW and is scheduled to be completed in 42 months. Systra Group is executing the project as the lead partner of the joint venture with AECOM Asia Company Limited and EGIS Rail SA.
Phase-1 of Surat Metro comprises the construction of two corridors for total length of 40.35 km with 38 stations. Corridor-1 comprises construction of 21.61 km long corridor from Sarthana to Dream City with 6 underground and 14 elevated stations while Corridor-2 comprises construction of 18.74 km long corridor from Bhesan to Saroli with 18 elevated stations.
At present, civil construction work is underway for the 11.6 km section from Dream City Depot to Kadarsha Ni Nal which will have 10 elevated stations and is a part of Corridor-1.
Systra is also working for the Ahmedabad Metro Phase-1 as part of General Engineering Consultancy (GEC) contract for GMRCL which was inaugurated in March 2019. The project commenced in 2015 and is expected to be completed by next year.