Consultant will provide technical guidance for Scomi Engineering on 19.5km stretch of rail

Mott MacDonald has been appointed to the $580m Mumbai monorail project in India. The firm has been hired by Scomi Engineering to review the civil engineering design and provide technical guidance and coordination to the engineers on the project.

The initiative of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority will add a new 19.5km stretch of monorail to ease traffic congestion in the city.

The new monorail corridor will have one central depot and 17 passenger stations and is expected to serve 125,000 passengers a day by 2016.

Guarav Srivastava, project director for Mott MacDonald, said: “With this prestigious project now on track, and expected to be complete by the end of the first quarter of 2011, Mumbai residents and workers will hopefully benefit from a healthier environment with less traffic and cleaner air.”