L&T Construction wins Rs 3799 Cr railway order

larsenLarsen & Tubro said the transportation infrastructure business of L&T construction won a contract worth Rs 3,799 cr from the Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Ltd. This contract has been secured by a consortium of Larsen and Toubro Ltd and Sojitz Corp.,Japan.

Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Ltd (DFCCIL) is a special purpose vehicle of the Indian Railways, mandated to build freight corridors.

The contract involves the construction of civil, track works, overhead electrification, traction substations and signaling & telecommunication works for double line electrified tracks with 2×25 kV AC, high rise overhead catenary system capable of operating at a maximum train speed of 100 Km/h, from Rewari to Dadri (128 Km).

With this contract L&T shall be constructing 1042 Kms out of the total 1464. Kms of track in the western corridor. In addition, L&T will be electrifying the entire western corridor from Dadri to Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust covering 1,464 route km with over 3,330 track km of high Rise electrification.

This section will be designed for 25 MT axle load Track, 2×25 kV traction power system with high rise overhead equipment (OHE) and intermediate block Signaling suitable for double stack containers dedicated for freight transport. The work includes construction of 315 Track Kms of railway line, 29 major 8 240 minor bridges, a long Tunnel, 2 Traction Sub Stations (TSS), 321 track km of Overhead Equipment (OHE), SCADA works & intermediate block signaling (IBS) at 5 Stations along with supply of all associated equipment.

The project is located at the northern end of western corridor and forms a link between the eastern & western corridors.

The works will be carried out between Rewari and Dadri (128 Km) through the regions of Rewari-Alwar-Mewat-Gurgaon-Palwal-Faridabad-GB Nagar in the states of Haryana, Rajasthan 8t Uttar Pradesh. This whole section of 128 Km is in a detour and a green field project.

The project shall be executed using mechanized means of track construction 8 overhead equipment installation using the latest technology in railway construction including a one-of-its kind energy efficient system that will be implemented for the first time in India’s Rail Sector.

This project is funded by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and is part of the western corridor proposed between Dadri (near Delhi) and Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (near Mumbai).

Larsen & Toubro is an Indian multinational engaged in technology, engineering, construction, manufacturing and financial services with $16 billion in revenue.

It operates in over 30 countries worldwide.



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