L&T, Sojitz JV secures $569.2M railway contract

WCN Editorial Team 17 Oct 2016 ASIA TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

A consortium comprising Larsen & Toubro and Sojitz has won an INR37.99bn ($569.2M) contract from the Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India (DFCCIL) for a railway project in India.

The scope of the work will involve the construction of a 315km railway track, 29 major and 240 minor bridges, a tunnel, two traction sub stations, 321km track of overhead equipment, SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) works and intermediate block signalling (IBS) at five stations.

With this win, L&T will build 1,042km out of the total 1,464km of track in the Western Corridor. It will also electrify the entire Western Corridor from Dadri to Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT).

* Data provided by Timetric's Construction Intelligence Center.

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