LTA awards two DTL2 contracts in Singapore

19 June 2009

Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) has awarded an estimated SGD$1.26 billion ($866.62 million) two contracts, C912 and C921, for the Downtown Line Stage 2 (DTL2) project.

Contract 912, a SGD$452.4 million ($311 million) contract won by Lum Chang Building Contractors Pte involves designing and construction of Bukit Panjang station and its associated tunnels. The Bukit Panjang station is a Civil Defence (CD) shelter and is located along Upper Bukit Timah Road at the junction of Bukit Panjang and Choa Chu Kang Road, Woodlands Road. South Korea-based SsangYong Engineering & Construction Co. has won the SGD$803.3 million ($552 million) Contract 921, which involves design and construction of Rochor and Little India stations and associated tunnels. Construction of the three stations is scheduled to begin in the third quarter of 2009 and is expected to reach completion by 2015. Downtown Line 2 (DTL) will stretch across 40km and will mostly be underground. It will comprise of 12 stations and one depot and will be built in three stages. When completed, the DTL will facilitate direct travel from the northwestern and eastern areas of the island to the Central Business District (CBD) and the Marina Bay. It will also provide a strategic transport link to support the development of the Marina Bay area. The entire DTL is scheduled for completion in 2016.