A SYSTRA-led joint venture has been awarded the Surat Metro Rail Project Phase 1 contract for Gujarat Metro Rail Corporation Limited (GMRCL).
With a population of approximately seven million, Surat is one of the largest cities in western India. According to the World Economic Forum, it’s the fastest growing city in the world in terms of GDP thanks to a high level of infrastructure investment, particularly around sustainable transport solutions.
Funded by the French Development Agency (AFD) and the German development bank KfW, the project is scheduled to last for 42 months. Phase 1 is made up of two corridors with a combined length of 40.35 kilometres and a total of 38 stations.
Corridor 1 is from Sarthana to Dream City with six underground and 14 elevated stations, while corridor 2 is from Bhesan to Saroli with 18 elevated stations.
SYSTRA and joint venture partners EGIS Rail SA and AECOM Asia will provide services including reviewing the detailed project report (DPR) and design, civil and system works procurement assistance, construction supervision for civil and systems works, system Integration, overall project management, safety and quality checking, and testing and commissioning.
“We're delighted to have won another major contract with GMRCL for Surat Metro and I am confident that our teams will carry out this latest assignment to the same standards of technical excellence and collaboration that have characterised all our other projects for our clients.”
Elsewhere in India, SYSTRA is currently undertaking a GEC contract for Ahmedabad Metro Phase 1 for GMRCL, which was inaugurated in March 2019. This project started in 2015 and is expected to be completed next year.
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