Moscow Metro constructor in race for Mumbai underground project

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By Alexander Korablinov, RIR

OSJC Moscow Metrostroy, the company that is responsible for the construction of the Moscow Metro, has been shortlisted in the pre-qualification bid stage to build a 32.5 kilometre-line that will connect north and south Mumbai, the Mumbai Metropolitan Regional Development Authority (MMRDA) said.

Moscow Metrostroy has constructed 179 underground stations and over tunnelled 300 kms of lines in what is one of the largest metro networks in the world. Source: Moskva News Agency
Moscow Metrostroy has constructed 179 underground stations and over tunnelled 300 kms of lines in what is one of the largest metro networks in the world. Source: Moskva News Agency

Metrostroy is jointly looking to construct this phase of the Mumbai Metro along with Hindustan Construction Company, which built Mumbai’s iconic Bandra Worli Sea Link and was also involved in some stages of the Delhi Metro. The Indo-Russian consortium will compete with several Chinese companies as well as the constructor of the Kiev Metro, Kyivmetrobud, which is making a bid with Afcons Infrastructure.

The project is expected to cost $4 billion and will connect Mumbai’s main business districts such as Cuffe Parade, Nariman Point, Girgaum, Bandra-Kurla Complex and SEEPZ. When finished the metro line will take a lot of pressure off Mumbai’s roads, as well as its over-burdened suburban railway network.  The metro, which is slated to open in 6 years, will also pass through the international airport and have interchanges with other metro lines, as well as the monorail and the Western and Central lines of the suburban network. More info

 

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