Deutsche Bahn-led consortium awarded Mumbai Metro Line 4 contract

A consortium of Deutsche Bahn AG, Louis Berger and Hill International has won the contract for project management and construction management services, including design review, for the Mumbai Metro Line 4.

The total estimated cost of construction of the Mumbai Metro Line 4 project is Rs15,549 crore ($2.26 billion).
Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) is implementing the Metro Line 4 project, a 32.3-kilometer (20-mile) long elevated corridor with 32 stations, connecting Wadala in central Mumbai to Kasarvadavali.
Metro Line 4, when completed, will reduce travel time between Wadala and Kasarvadavali by 50 to 75 per cent, and 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).
As part of the consortium, Louis Berger will prepare, package and finalise 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,” said Kshitish Nadgauda, Louis Berger senior vice president and managing director for Asia. “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.”