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Larsen & Toubro (L&T) today said its consortium with Japan's Sojitz Corp has won a Rs 3,799 crore railway contract. The Transportation Infrastructure Business of L&T Construction has "won a major order worth Rs 3,799 crore from the Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Ltd (DFCCIL)", the company said in a statement. The order has been secured by a consortium of L&T Ltd and Sojitz Corp, Japan, it said, adding that this design and build integrated package involves the construction of track works, overhead electrification, traction substations and signaling & telecom works. The project is for double line electrified tracks with 2x25 kV AC, high rise overhead catenary system capable of operating at a maximum train speed of 100 Km/h, from Rewari to Dadri (128 Km). Located at the northern end of Western Corridor, it forms a link between the Eastern & Western Corridors. "The Works will be carried out between Rewari and Dadri (128 Km) through the regions of Rewari-Alwar-Mewat-Gurgaon- Palwal-Faridabad-GB Nagar in the states of Haryana, Rajasthan & Uttar Pradesh," the statement said. L&T will construct 1,042 Km out of the total 1,464 Km of track in the Western Corridor. "In addition, L&T will be electrifying the entire Western Corridor from Dadri to JNPT covering 1,464 route km with over 3,330 track km of High Rise electrification," it said. The scope of work includes construction of 315 Track Kms of Railway Line, 29 major & 240 minor bridges, a long Tunnel, 2 Traction Sub Stations (TSS), 321 track km of Overhead Equipment and Intermediate block signaling (IBS) at 5 Stations along with supply of all associated equipment. DFCCIL is a special purpose vehicle of the Indian Railways, mandated to build dedicated freight corridors. This project is funded by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and is part of the western corridor proposed between Dadri (near Delhi) and Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (near Mumbai).
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