Reliance Infrastructure to build 20 km of Wadala-Thane Mumbai Metro line

Reliance Infrastructure, the construction arm of the Anil Ambani group, said it, along with its consortium partner, won three different contracts to construct about 20 km out of the 32 km Mumbai Metro line between Thane and Wadala.

The total package is worth about Rs 1,584 cr.

The consortium of Reliance Infrastructure Limited and ASTALDI was awarded a 6.4 km stretch from Wadala to Chembur, 6.7 km from Gandinagar junction to Bhandup Sonapur on LBS road and a 6.8 km stretch from Kapurbawdi to Kasarvadavali in Thane.

All three stretches involved elevated viaduct construction. In all, the company will construct 18 metro stations as part of the contracts.

The consortium has received the Letter of Award (LOA) from the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) for three packages.

The Thane to Wadala line is called the Metro-4 corridor and is being built in five ‘packages’.

Reliance Infrastructure Limited participated in the tender for engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts for all five in a joint venture with ASTALDI S.P.A, Italy, and was able to win three.

It will have to build elevated stations, excluding the architectural finishing and pre-engineered steel roof structure of stations, and the entry and exit structures of the stations.

The 32.32-km-long Wadala-Ghatkopar-Thane-Kasarvadavali Metro will be built along the Eastern Express highway connecting Mumbai with Thane.

“The corridor will provide more North-South rail connectivity, and reduce the burden on the suburban rail network,” the company said.

Reliance Infrastructure EPC CEO, Arun Gupta said the company’s track record of building Metro Line-1 comprising 11.4 km elevated viaduct, 11 elevated stations, Western Railway line crossing at Andheri and depot constructed at DN Nagar helped win the contract.

“Winning three packages of Mumbai Metro Line-4 further strengthens Reliance Infrastructure Limited’s bona fide to lead in construction of urban transportation systems,” he added.

Reliance Infrastructure said it is “keenly pursuing” project opportunities worth around Rs 2 lakh crore to increase its EPC order book to Rs 50,000 crore by FY19.