L&T Construction’s transportation infrastructure business has won an order worth INR 6699.50 Cr. (£745m) from DFCCIL

This order will be carried out by a consortium of Larsen and Toubro and Japan’s Sojitz Corporation. It involves construction of 626km of a double-track corridor from Rewari in Haryana to Iqbalgarh in Gujarat, via Rajasthan, spanning three states. This is the country’s largest project awarded so far in rail sector and the first of its kind in India.

DFCCIL is a special purpose vehicle of the Indian Railways, mandated to build dedicated freight corridors. This project will be funded by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and is part of the 1,490km western corridor proposed between Dadri (near Delhi) and Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (near Mumbai). The scope of work includes construction of 1,400 km of railway line, 50 major and 1,250 minor bridges, 20 stations along with supply of all associated equipment.