Louis Berger secures Mumbai Metro Line 4 contract in India

WCN Editorial Team 13 Apr 2018 ASIA TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

Louis Berger, a part of a consortium led by DB Engineering, has secured a project management and construction management services contract, including design review, from the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) for Mumbai Metro Line 4 in India.

The consortium includes Louis Berger and Hill International.

Louis Berger’s international division president Jim Bach said: “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.”

The Mumbai Metro Line 4 will be a 32.3km elevated corridor with 32 stations, connecting Wadala in central Mumbai to Kasarvadavali.

The Mumbai Metro Line 4, which is expected to reduce travel time between Wadala to Kasarvadavali by 50-75%, will provide interconnectivity between the Eastern Expressway, Central Railway, Mumbai Monorail, proposed Metro Line 2B (DN 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 estimated cost of construction is INR155.49bn ($2.26bn).

Under the contract, Louis Berger will prepare, package and finalise tender documents for system contracts.

The scope of work includes verification and approval of civil and system contract design submissions, rolling stock, supervision of construction activities, certification of vendor sources, inspection of vendor products and services, integration of systems, ensuring specifications, exercising cost control measures, 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.

Louis Berger senior vice president and managing director for Asia Kshitish Nadgauda said: “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.”

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