Larsen and Toubro (L&T) announced on Thursday that its construction arm, L&T Construction, has won a major contract from National High-Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) for India’s high-speed rail project.
L&T Construction’s rail business has won a contract from NHSRCL to build a 116-kilometer high-speed rail line for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad high-speed rail project, according to an IPO.
A project valued from ₹2,500 crore to ₹5,000 crore is classified by L&T as a large project.
The scope of the contract includes design, supply, construction and testing and commissioning of line works on a design-build lump sum basis for the high-speed double-track line between Vadodara and Sabarmati in Gujarat, according to the infrastructure giant.
“This project adopts Japanese Shinkansen track technology. When completed, this slab track system will enable trains to travel at speeds of up to 320 kilometers per hour,” it adds.
L&T is a major player in the field of ballastless track, a type of rail infrastructure that replaces the traditional elastic combination of sleepers and ballast with a rigid construction of concrete or asphalt.
The company is currently undertaking various ballastless track projects in several metro projects in India and abroad including Mauritius, Dhaka, Mumbai, Kanpur, Agra, Ahmedabad and in Delhi-Meerut Semi High-Speed (180 KMPH) Rapid Rail Transit System Project. It has already delivered ballastless pavement projects in Riyadh, Delhi, Hyderabad and Chenna.
The company is already executing civil viaducts, station packages and special steel bridge packages for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail (MAHSR) project.