Expanding Metro Coverage for Urban India


The urgency to meet the ever-increasing transportation demands of urban population is of paramount importance. People today demand transport that is fast, safe and easily accessible. That is why we, at RInfra, have taken up the responsibility for three metro rail projects on BOT basis in Mumbai and Delhi with project cost over Rs.160 billion.

Mumbai Metro Projects

Aiming for fast transport by significantly reducing travelling time for ever moving Mumbai, we ventured into two major projects. Just look at the details provided as follows:

Mumbai Metro Line I- Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar Corridor

Awarded by Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA), Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar Corridor Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS) project (Mumbai Metro Line I) forms our first project. It was awarded to RInfra led consortium through a global competitive bidding process on Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) framework.

A special purpose vehicle, namely, Mumbai Metro One Private Limited (MMOPL) has been incorporated for implementation of the project. At RInfra, we hold 69% of the equity share capital of MMOPL, while MMRDA holds 26% and remaining 5% is held by Veolia Transport, France.

The project costs 23.5Bn and includes a concession period of 35 years. This metro line encompasses a length of 12 kms and it features 12 stations along the corridor.

Mumbai Metro Line II-- Charkop-Bandra-Mankhurd Corridor.

Awarded by Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA), Charkop-Bandra-Mankhurd Corridor Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS) project (Mumbai Metro Line II) forms our second project. It was awarded through a global competitive bidding process on Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) framework to RInfra led consortium.

A special purpose vehicle, namely, Mumbai Metro Transport Private Limited (MMTPL) has been incorporated for the implementation of the project. At RInfra, we hold 48% of the equity share capital of MMTPL, while SNC Lavlin Inc, Canada & Reliance Communication Ltd holds 26% each.

The project costs 115.5Bn and includes a concession period of 45 years. This metro line will have a length of 32 kms encompassing 27 stations along the corridor.

Presently discussion with bankers for Financial Closure is in progress. M/s Systra, France has been appointed as civil design consultant for the Project. Project planning and tender preparations for major contracts are in progress and construction is expected to start from 1st Jan'2011.

Delhi Metro Projects

Providing faster, safer and convenient transportation has also been extended to the National Capital. Look at following and find what has been done by RInfra for commuters:

Airport Express Metro Link, Delhi

Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) awarded this project to a consortium of RInfra (95%) and CAF, Spain (5%) through a global competitive bidding process on Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) framework. A special purpose vehicle, namely, Delhi Airport Metro Express Private Limited (DAMEPL) has been incorporated to set up the project.

This project is one of the firsts for the country in which the high-speed metro connecting the airport directly to the central business district.

It covers a total length of 23 kms encompassing six stations enroute – New Delhi, Shivaji Stadium, Dhaula Kuan, NH-8, IGI Airport and Dwarka. Out of these, five stations are underground and only the Dhaula Kuan station is elevated.

At Reliance, this is our way of ensuring that India stays connected, and our contribution to the quest of developing world-class infrastructural facilities.

To know more about our Metro Rail business, kindly visit : http://www.mumbaimetroone.com
http://www.delhiairportexpress.com