SYSTRA chosen as General Consultant for the Nagpur Metro project in India
The SYSTRA-AECOM-Egis Rail-Rites consortium led by SYSTRA, has been awarded the mission of General Consultant for the first phase of the Nagpur metro project. This contract strengthens SYSTRA’s position in the supervision of urban transport infrastructure projects in the peninsular.
Jean-Charles Vollery, Asia-Pacific Regional Director: “Nagpur Metro Rail Corporation Limited (NMRCL) has chosen SYSTRA as general consultant for the creation of the first two lines in this city of more than two million inhabitants. 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."
Two metro lines to build the sustainable city of the future
Considered as the second cleanest city in India and the second most green, local authorities are dedicated to maintaining this ranking while supporting the demographic and economic growth of Nagpur through the development of public transport infrastructure. They therefore selected the SYSTRA-AECOM-Egis Rail-Rites consortium, the members of which have together contributed to the construction of all metro projects in India, to build the city’s first two metro lines.
The Nagpur metro project has two lines:
- The first line of nearly 20km will link the city’s two main gateways from North (Kamptee) to South (Wardha) with 17 stations, of which 15 will be elevated. It will serve the city’s current international airport, Dr. Babasahed Ambedkar, as well as the future neighbourhood to be built under the MIHAN project, Multi-modal International Cargo Hub and Airport at Nagpur. This development project is the largest currently underway in India, and should lead to the creation of a new international airport and a dedicated economic zone.
- The second line, which will be 18.5km long, will run East to West and link Bhandara and Hingna with 19 elevated stations. It will serve Nagpur’s central train station (100,000 passengers per day), the more residential areas of the city as well as the economic hub and its university districts.
SYSTRA supports the transport authorities to provide sustainable mobility solution to urban populations
SYSTRA is very present in India to support the country in the development of its urban transport. In 2015, the group was awarded three large-scale metro projects: a mission of general consultant for the Ahmedabad metro, phase two studies for the Chennai metro, as well as studies for the underground section of the second metro line in Calcutta. At the same time, SYSTRA is carrying out studies on more than 70km of lines in phase three of the Delhi metro as well as those relating to the first extension of phase two in the Bangalore metro and the Lucknow metro.