L&T Construction to build regional rapid transit system in Uttar Pradesh, India


L&T Construction’s heavy civil infrastructure business has been awarded two contracts to build Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) Infrastructure in Uttar Pradesh, India.

The two contracts, worth between INR10bn ($130m) and INR25bn ($325m), have been awarded by National Capital Region Transport (NCRTC), which is a joint venture company of Government of India and the states of Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.

NCRTC is responsible for implementing the RRTS project across the National Capital Region (NCR) in the country.

Under the contract, L&T’s heavy civil infrastructure business will execute a new high speed, high capacity rail system in the Delhi - Gaziabad - Meerut Corridor.

Unlike metro transit systems, the RRTS caters to serving longer distances with fewer stops and at a higher speed. The project will have a design speed of 180kmph with an average operational speed of 100kmph.

L&T Construction heavy civil infrastructure IC head and senior vice-president S V Desai said: “We are delighted to have been entrusted with responsibility to develop this unique project, a first-of-its-kind for India which is a reaffirmation of our proven capability to build faster and reliable mass transit systems that are in sync with our strategic goal of aiding rapid transportation infrastructure development.”

L&T said that that the two contracts cover the packages starting from Duhai to Modi Nagar and from Modi Nagar to Shatabdi Nagar. It will cover a total distance of approximately 32km viaduct including seven elevated stations.

Recently, L&T Construction secured three EPC contracts from the Karnataka Urban Infrastructure Development and Finance Corporation (KUIDFC) in India.

RRTS project will be implemented in the NCR. (Credit: Peter H from Pixabay)

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