A Systra-led consortium has been appointed as general consultant for the Nagpur metro project in India.
The Systra-Aecom-Egis Rail-Rites consortium will work on the first phase of the scheme over 48 months.
The project involves delivery of two new metro lines, the first of which will be nearly 20km in length and will connect Nagpur’s two main gateways from north to south, linking Kamptee to Wardha. The line will include 17 stations and will serve the city’s international airport, Dr. Babasahed Ambedkar.
The second line will be 18.5km in length and will run east to west, linking Bhandara and Hingna with 19 elevated stations. The line will serve Nagpur’s central train station, the more residential areas of the city as well as the economic hub and its university districts.
“Nagpur Metro Rail Corporation Limited has chosen Systra as general consultant for the creation of the first two lines in this city of more than 2M inhabitants,” said Systra’s Asia-Pacific regional director Jean-Charles Vollery.
“The award of this new contract to Systra, in addition to the six projects already underway in Indian megacities, highlights the confidence shown by the Indian transport authorities in our ability to manage complex projects.”