L&T Construction & DFCCIL sign contract valued ₹2,864 Crore for Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor

Mumbai, Mar 16, 2018: The Railways Strategic Business Unit of L&T Construction's Transportation Infrastructure Business has signed a major contract worth ₹2,864 Crore with the Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Ltd. (DFCCIL).

The prestigious order was secured against stiff competition from five other major EPC companies. The EPC order involves construction of 222 Route Km of a single-track corridor from Khurja to Pilkhani in Uttar Pradesh. This is L&T's first EPC Civil, Structure & Track project in the Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor. In the Western Dedicated Freight Corridor, L&T already has a share of 71% in the civil packages and 100% share in the electrical packages.

DFCCIL is a special purpose vehicle of the Indian Railways, mandated to build dedicated freight corridors. This project will be funded by World Bank (WB) and is a part of the 1856 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 & 588 minor bridges, 1 rail over bridge modification, 4 rail flyovers, 21 stations along with construction of all associated works.

The project is planned to be executed using completely mechanized means of track linking using the latest technology in railway construction.

Background

Larsen & Toubro is an Indian multinational engaged in technology, engineering, construction, manufacturing and financial services with USD 17 billion in revenue. It operates in over 30 countries worldwide. A strong, customer-focused approach and the constant quest for top-class quality have enabled L&T to attain and sustain leadership in its major lines of business for over seven decades.