DB consortium wins USD 2 billion contract for Mumbai Metro Line 4

The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority awarded DB-led consortium a USD 2.26 billion contract for project management and construction management services, including design review, for Mumbai Metro Line 4. The consortium comprises DB Engineering, Louis Berger and Hill International.
The Mumbai Metro Line 4 will be a 32.3-km elevated corridor with 32 stations, connecting Wadala in central Mumbai to Kasarvadavali, on the Wadala-Ghatkopar-Mulund-Thane-Kasarvadavali corridor. The new line will reduce travel times by 50 to 75 percent.
The Metro Line 4 will provide interconnectivity among 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).
Hill is serving in a consortium whose general services will comprise design review, project management and construction supervision.
Louis Berger will prepare, package and finalize 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, 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.