Larsen & Toubro’s consortium with Japan’s Sojitz has bagged an order to build a double track rail corridor from the Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India (DFCCIL) Rewari in Haryana to Iqbalgarh in Gujarat, via Rajasthan, the Indian engineering major said in a release.
The order entails engineering, procurement and construction of the rail track which will be 626 km long. The company did not disclose the financial consideration for the project. The project would be completed in 48 months.
The Western Dedicated Freight Corridor aims to connect Jawaharlal Nehru Port in Mumbai to Tughlakabad and Dadri near Delhi, via Haryana and Rajasthan through a 1483 km-long network. It would cater to the container transport requirements between existing and emerging ports in Maharashtra and Gujarat.
“Dedicated Freight Corridor marks a strategic inflexion point in the history of Indian Railways’ freight infrastructure. It is expected to give a much needed fillip to the regional economy through the establishment of industrial corridors and multimodal logistics parks along its alignment,” Arunendra Kumar, Chairman of Railway Board and DFCCIL, was quoted as saying in the release.