Mott MacDonald has been appointed by Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation Limited as detailed design consultant for six elevated stations on the planned East-West Corridor of Kolkata Metro. The stations are all in Salt Lake City which currently can only be accessed by road and air despite the town having a thriving IT sector as well as being the home to India’s largest sports stadium.
The new elevated stations will form an integral part of the new Howrah to Salt Lake City metro line and two of the stations are to be signature or landmark in their design. The capital value of the project is 1400 million INR equivalent to around £14.7million.
Gaurav Srivastava, Mott MacDonald’s project director said, “We are delighted that Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation Limited has selected us for this prestigious project. Mott MacDonald is involved in metro projects around the world including the development of Delhi Metro and it is fantastic news that we will be creating designs for landmark stations for the thriving Salt Lake City region.”
He commented, “Salt Lake City is a man-made town built on filled salt water swamps in 1962. Due to the terrain, all stations will be elevated and are due for completion in 2013.”