Los Angles based AECOM Technology Corp has recently been awarded two passenger railway contracts in India for a total of $50m.

The two contracts will cover work on the passenger railways services connecting the cities of Chennai and Kolkata.

AECOM will complete projects totalling $30m as part of the $3bn Chennai Metro Rail project, which includes two rail lines spanning approximately 28 miles, as well as 36 stations and a depot.

The company will complete another $20m-worth of work as part of the $1bn Kolkata Metro Rail project, which encompasses work on the Kolkata East-West line covering approximately 11 miles through the city centre and 12 stations.

AECOM president and chief executive officer John M Dionisio said that AECOM had been given the opportunity to contribute to India’s economic advancement.

“These projects also highlight AECOM’s diversified global footprint and our ability to execute our growth strategy by expanding into new markets,” Dionisiso said.

Both projects are scheduled for completion in 2015.