The Railways strategic business unit of L&T Construction’s transport and infrastructure business has bagged an order of Rs 6,700 crore from the Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India (DFCCIL), a special purpose vehicle of the Indian Railways. The order has been secured by a consortium of L&T Ltd and Sojitz Corporation, Japan.

The EPC order spanning three states involves construction of 626 km of a double track corridor between Rewari in Haryana to Iqbalgarh in Gujarat through Rajasthan.

This is the first of its kind project in India and the largest in the rail sector, L&T has said in a filing to the BSE. To be funded by Japan International Co-operation Agency (JICA), the project is part of the 1490 km western corridor between Dadri (near Delhi) and Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (near Mumbai).

The scope of the project, to be completed in four years, includes construction of 1,400 track km of railway line, 50 major and 1,250 minor bridges and 20 stations along with supply of all associated equipment.

Around 1.5 lakh tonnes of rails will be imported from Japan for this project which will be executed using fully mechanised means of track linking.

(This article was published on June 10, 2013)
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