L&T Construction & DFCCIL sign contract for Eastern Dedicated Freight corridor

Posted by Daily Shipping Times on 21-03-2018        Tweet

MUMBAI: The Railways Strategic Business Unit of L&T Construction’s Transportation Infrastructure Business has signed a major contract worth Rs 2,864 crore with the Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Ltd (DFCCIL).

The EPC order involves construction of 222 route km of a single-track corridor from Khurja to Pilkhani in Uttar Pradesh. This is Larsen & Toubro’s first EPC Civil, Structure and Track project in the Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor, said a release. In the Western Dedicated Freight Corridor, L&T already has a share of 71 per cent in the civil packages and 100 per cent share in the electrical packages.

This project will be funded by the World Bank and is a part of the 1,856-km Eastern Corridor proposed between Ludhiana (Punjab) and Dankuni (West Bengal).

The scope of work includes construction of single railway track, including yards, 75 major and 588 minor bridges, 1 rail overbridge modification, 4 rail flyovers, 21 stations along with construction of all associated works.