L&T-Scomi wins Rs 2,460-cr contract
Mumbai monorail in 30 months
The Mumbai monorail project (phase-I), which also marks the advent of monorail in India, is expected to be ready in the next 30 months. Nodal agency Mumbai
Metropolitan Region Development Authority recently awarded the Rs 2,460-crore
($520 million) contract to a consortium of Larsen & Toubro Ltd and Malaysian
transport solutions provider Scomi Engineering Bhd. The duo got the better of
other contenders that included Hitachi, Bombardier etc., bidding in consortium
with Indian infrastructure developers.
The 19.54-km route will start at Jacob's Circle (western part of Mumbai) and
move northeast to Chembur, via Wadala. Besides design and construction, the L&T-Scomi
consortium will also operate the monorail for a three-year period.
The route will be punctuated by 18 stations, and supported by a central depot at
Wadala. Operations will begin with a fleet of 15 train-sets, each having four
cars. L&T's share in the contract is an estimated 55 per cent.
[November 17-23, 2008]