L&T Construction secures contract for Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor Project
The value of the contract is between Rs 1,000 crore to Rs 2,500 crore
The railways strategic business unit of Larsen & Toubro (L&T) Construction Transportation Infrastructure IC in consortium with Kyosan Electric Manufacturing Company, Japan has won order in the form of three packages from the Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India (DFCCIL).
The design and build orders involve two x 25 kV overhead electrification, signalling telecommunication and associated works in the Dadri-Khurja and Sahnewal-Khurja sections of the Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor (EDFC). The works are spread across 442 route km and 638 track km.
L&T Construction is already executing the electrification and signalling system works contracts for the Mughalsarai to New Sonnagar section and electrification works of the Mughalsarai-Bhaupur section of EDFC.
With this win, L&T will be electrifying 1,000 km out of 1,346 km of EDFC where orders have been finalised, and the entire 1,465 km of the Western Dedicated Freight Corridor from Dadri to JNPT. DFCCIL is a special purpose vehicle (SPV) of the Indian Railways, mandated to build dedicated freight corridors.
The value of the contract is between Rs 1,000 crore to Rs 2,500 crore.