New Delhi: Engineering and consultancy firm D B International today said it has been appointed a quality and safety consultant for 26-km elevated Kochi Metro.

“DB International has won a key contract in India. The company has been entrusted to act as the quality and safety consultant for Kochi Metro, an elevated railway more than 26 kilometers in length with 21 elevated stations and one depot,” the company said in a statement.

The firm, which is a DB AG group company, said it is rising to meet the new challenge by opening a branch in Bangalore.

Taking this step will bring Deutsche Bahn’s experts into close proximity with the important Indian market, clients and projects, giving them the opportunity to build local expertise in railway construction, it said.

Work on the project has already been underway since February.

“This initiative has strategic significance in light of the continuing process of globalization and the rising prominence of the Indian market,” said Niko Warbanoff, Chairman of the Board of Managing Directors of the company.

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