L&T bags Rs 1,103-cr dedicated rail line orders

Larsen & Toubro’s railway business unit has secured orders totalling Rs 1,103 crore for construction of dedicated railway lines linking the power plants to the main network and ‘merry-go-round’ systems.

A Rs 365-crore order is from Maithon Power, a joint venture project between Tata Power and Damodar Valley Corporation, for construction of a 21-km dedicated link to their power plant at Maithon in Jharkhand.

Second order

The second order worth Rs 270 crore is from Nabha Power, a wholly owned subsidiary of L&T Power Development, for a 13-km double-track electrified rail link to its power plant at Rajpura in Punjab.

A Rs 151-crore order is from BALCO for augmenting and strengthening its existing facilities at Korba in Chhattisgarh.

The company has also secured orders worth Rs 317 crore from Sterlite Energy for further enhancing its dedicated railway facilities which is under implementation at Jharsuguda in Orissa.

L&T said the orders would be executed by Rail Infra Division of the railway business unit, Faridabad on design, build and lump sum turnkey basis. The work includes design, obtaining statutory approvals from Indian Railways.

The order also requires construction of bridges including rail and road flyovers, track laying, signalling and overhead electrification.