Project Summary & Trade Leads
India’s urban population has been increasing at a faster rate than its total population, and urbanization in India is projected to reach 41 percent by 2030. Infrastructure development in most Indian cities is insufficient and is not keeping pace with the increase in travel demand. As a direct consequence, congestion on roads increases travel time as speeds decrease. Meeting the demand is also a challenge for the railways across the country.
The Government of India has received a loan from the World Bank Group for the Mumbai Urban Transport Project. The objective of the project is to improve the passenger carrying capacity, operational efficiency, level of comfort, and the institutional capacity of the suburban rail system of Mumbai Metropolitan area.
This project will generate many attractive bidding and consulting opportunities for U.S. firms