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Global firms eye state projects

india Updated: Aug 08, 2009 01:15 IST
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Global firms eye state projects

Global consultancy firms have shown interest in the state government’s ambitious plan of building a multi-modal corridor — eight-lane expressway.

The multi-modal corridor will include Metro and Bus Rapid Transit System (dedicated bus lanes).

Eighteen of the world’s top consultancy firms including Louis Berger and Lea Associates are interested to help the government to undertake a techno economic and feasibility study of the multi- modal corridor.

The 100-km corridor will allow uninterrupted travel from Virar to Alibaug. The corridor is expected to pass through Kalyan, Bhiwandi and Panvel.

Out of the 100 km, 40 km stretch is already in place. A 60-km stretch will be built.

The project will be conducted through the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA).

“We’ll announce within a fortnight who will undertake the study for us,” MMRDA spokesperson Dilip Kawathkar said.

The consultants include Advanced Logistics Group S.A, AECOM India Pvt. Ltd, Halcrow Consultant, HSS Integrated SDM Bhd., LEA Canada, Louis Berger Group Inc, Parsons and Brinckerhoff, Rohit Associates Architects & Engineers Pvt Ltd, RV Andersons, Span Consultants, Stup Consultants Pvt Ltd and Urban Mass Transit Company Ltd.