L&T Construction wins a Major Railway order worth Rs 3799 crore

India Infoline News Service | Mumbai | October 14, 2016 14:57 IST

The project is located at the northern end of Western Corridor and forms a link between the Eastern & Western Corridors.

The Transportation Infrastructure Business of L&T Construction has won a major order worth , Rs 3799 crore from the Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Ltd. (DFCCIL).

This prestigious order has been secured by a consortium of Larsen and Toubro Ltd and Sojitz Corp., Japan.

This Design and Build Integrated Package involves the construction of Civil (Embankment, Structure, Tunnel),Track Works, Overhead Electrification,Traction Substations and Signaling & Telecommunication Works for double line electrified tracks with 2x25 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).

The project is located at the northern end of Western Corridor and forms a link between the Eastern & Western Corridors. The Works willbe 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 8: Uttar Pradesh.This whole section of 128 Km is in a detour and a green field project.

With this win, 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 JNPT 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, 2x25 kV Traction power system with High rise Overhead equipment (OHE) and Intermediate block Signaling suitable for double stack containers dedicated for freight transport. The scope of work includes construction of 315 Track Kms of Railway Line, 29 major & 240 minor bridges, along 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 shall be executed using mechanized means of track construction ft overhead equipment installation using the latest technology in railway construction including a one-of-its­ kind energy efficient system that willbe implemented for the first time in India's Rail Sector.

DFCCIL is a special purpose vehicle of the Indian Railways, mandated to build dedicated freight corridors. 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).

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