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The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has awarded Louis Berger the project management and construction management contract to work alongside a consortium for the city’s Metro Line 4. Once completed, the service is expected to reduce travel times between Wadala and Kasarvadavali by up to 75%.
Line 4, expected to cost ₹15,549 crore ($1.59bn), will be a 32.3-kilometer long elevated corridor with 32 stations. The route will offer interconnectivity between the eastern expressway, central railway and Mumbai’s Monorail as well as providing links to proposed metro lines 2B, 5, 6 and 8.
The consortium also comprises DB Engineering and Hill International. Louis Berger will prepare, package and finalise tender documents for system contracts. The project’s scope 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.
Kshitish Nadgauda, Louis Berger’s senior vice president and managing director for Asia, said: “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.”