L&T Construction has won the bid to construct the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail (MAHSR) corridor in India.
Awarded by the National High-Speed Rail Corporation (NHSRCL), the contract could be worth more than Rs70bn (nearly $1bn).
According to the contract, L&T Construction will be responsible for construction the 87.569km of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad high-speed bullet train project, also known as the Bullet Train project.
This order to construct the C6 Package of MAHSR follow a C4 Package of the project involving the development of a 237.1km stretch.
It is claimed to be the biggest EPC contract awarded in the country to date.
As part of the MAHSR-C6 package, L&T Construction is expected to develop viaducts, one station, major river bridges, and maintenance depots, in addition to other auxiliary works.
This package consists of 17.2% of the total length, spanning from the outskirts of Vadodara to the outskirts of Ahmedabad in the state of Gujarat with one station at Anand / Nadiad.
Larsen & Toubro CEO and managing director SN Subrahmanyan said: “This is yet another recognition of our capabilities to construct mega projects to speed and scale and we are grateful to the Government of India, Ministry of Railways, Indian Railway Board and NHSRCL for reposing faith in us to execute another huge package of this prestigious project.”
The 508km Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail project will have 12 stations along the route.
It is said to cover 155.76km in Maharashtra, 4.3km in the Union Territory of Dadra & Nagar Haveli, and 348.04km in Gujarat.
Once completed, the high-speed rail will operate at a speed of 320km/h, covering the entire distance in around two hours with limited stops and three hours with all stops.
In April, L&T Construction’s Heavy Civil Infrastructure Business received two contracts from National Capital Region Transport Corporation in Uttar Pradesh.