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Mott MacDonald appointed designer for Indian monorail consortium

Consultant Mott MacDonald has been appointed as independent assessor for the testing and commissioning of the first phase of the Jacob Circle to Chembur corridor of India’s first monorail.

This section is one of eight lines proposed for the city of Mumbai and once complete, the INR24.6bn (£289M) scheme will be the world’s second longest monorail after Japan’s Osaka system.

A consortium comprising Larsen & Toubro and Scomi Engineering, Malaysia (LTSE) is carrying out the work to construct the project on behalf of Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority on a lump sum turnkey basis

The project, which will connect to existing railways and the metro system currently under construction, forms part of the multi-modal transport scheme aimed at easing congestion in the region.

The fully elevated corridor between Jacob Circle (Gadge Maharaj Chowk) and Chembur stretches 19.68km. Split into two sections, phase one is currently under construction and consists of seven stations from Wadala Depot to Chembur (8.92km). This is due to be completed in December. Phase two will comprise 11 stations and will connect Jacob Circle to Wadala Depot (10.76km).

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