Mumbai MRT System Feasibility Study

Mumbai/India, 1998-1999

Within the scope of a technical cooperation project between the Republic of India and the Federal Republic of Germany, the technical and economic feasibility of a rail-bound mass rapid transit system for the city of Mumbai has been examined.

For that purpose, several alternative alignments have been considered, which connect the developing regions in the north of the city with the existing CBD (central business district) in the south.

The comparative evaluation of the alternatives resulted in the selection of one route in the south (connection of the suburban rail termini with the World Trade Centre) and another route in the north (transverse connection of the suburban railway lines), both of which became subject to detailed investigations in particular with regard to financing.

LRTC’s part of the work have included the following items:

  • Development of alternative alignments (horizontal and vertical) and stations
  • Selection of the rail-bound system technology
  • Determination of land availability at surface (minimization of the utilization of private areas) as well as underground with regard to existing public utilities
  • Development of standard cross sections for alignment and   stations, both elevated and in tunnel
  • Elaboration of the bill of quantities for the calculation of   investment costs


Client: GTZ - Society for Technical Co-Operation, Eschborn/Germany; DE-Consult, Frankfurt a.M./Germany