Project to be funded by Govt of India grant
After bagging the Riyadh and the Doha metro projects, engineering and construction major Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has won a ₹3,375-crore order from the Mauritius government-led Metro Express Limited to design and build an Integrated Light Rail-based Urban Transit System in the African island nation.
“We are delighted that we have been able to carry our credentials as the foremost builders of metro and light rail transport systems in India and the Middle East, to Africa too,” said S.N. Subrahmanyan, CEO and MD, L&T. “The new light rail system will significantly transform the way Mauritius will commute in the future and will also bring in economic benefits along the route,” said Mr. Subrahmanyan.
“We are extremely grateful to the Government of Mauritius for having reposed faith in our expertise and we are confident of meeting their expectations and requirements. The new light rail system will significantly transform the way Mauritius will commute in the future and will also bring in economic benefits along the route,” said Mr. Subrahmanyan.
The 26-km route will connect Curepipe to Immigration Square in Port Louis and will feature 19 stations, two of which will be elevated stations. The project is scheduled to be completed in 48 months, L&T commits to complete and deliver a priority section of 13 km in 24 months.
The project that has been won against competition and will be fully funded through a Government of India grant and Line of Credit.
“This order is perfectly in sync with our strategy to expand L&T’s Railways business into markets beyond India and we are extremely happy to have found a foothold in the African continent,” said Rajeev Jyoti, CEO, Railways Strategic Business Unit that resides within the Transportation Infrastructure business vertical of L&T Construction, the construction arm of L&T.
“We are already building the Riyadh and Doha metros apart from 17 other metros in India and with this project we are looking forward to spreading our influence in Africa too,” said Mr. Jyoti.