L&T secures metro contract in Mauritius

12 February 2021 (Last Updated February 12th, 2021 12:21)

Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has secured a contract to expand the mainline corridor of the Mauritius Metro by 3.4km.

L&T secures metro contract in Mauritius
Mauritius’s Metro Express Limited (MEL) project will witness the construction of a fully integrated light rail-based Urban Transit System. Credit: Benn McGuinness/Unsplash.

Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has secured a contract to expand the mainline corridor of the Mauritius Metro by 3.4km.

The value of the contract ranges between $137m and $342m.

Mauritius’s Metro Express Limited (MEL) project will witness the construction of a fully integrated light rail-based urban transit system.

The company stated that this extension will link the densely populated Ebene Cybercity and the University of Mauritius.

The expansion work will include the construction of three new stations, bridges and viaducts, as well as track works involving ballastless track.

Ticketing and passenger information systems and DC-electric traction systems will also be installed and simultaneously integrated with road traffic through advanced signalling systems.

The company is currently implementing the 26km Mainline LRT network connecting Immigration Square to Curepipe in Port Louis.

Previously, L&T finished a 12km section from Rosehill to Victoria station, which started commercial operations in January 2020.

The company’s construction unit has also received an order from India’s Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation Limited (UPMRCL), a nodal agency that is working on the implementation of the Kanpur and Agra Metro projects.

Both these projects have received funding via equity participation by the Indian and Uttar Pradesh governments, as well as loans from bilateral/multilateral agencies.

The company will undertake the work of designing, installing, testing and commissioning of ballastless standard-gauge track in four corridors in both underground and elevated sections of the metro projects.

L&T will also deliver fastening systems and related ballasted/ballastless tracks in four depots.