October 17, 2016

Contract awarded for northern section of Western DFC

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DEDICATED Freight Corridor Corporation of India (DFCCIL) has awarded a consortium of Larson & Toubro (L&T) Construction, India and Sojitz Corporation, Japan, a Rs 38bn ($US 569m) to build the 128km northern section of the Western Dedicated Freight Corridor between Rewari in Haryana and Dadri in Uttar Pradesh.

The design-build-integrate package encompasses civil works, trackwork, overhead electrification, traction substations, signalling, and telecommunications. The consortium will be responsible for the construction of 315km of track, 29 major and 240 minor bridges, a long tunnel, two traction substations, 321 track-km of overhead catenary, Scada works, and intermediate block signalling, as well as the supply of all associated equipment.

The double-track line will be equipped with 2x25kV ac electrification and designed for the operation double-stack container trains, with a maximum line speed of 100km/h and 25-tonne axleloads.

With the awarding of the Rewari - Dadri contract, L&T will be involved in the construction of 1042km of the 1464 Western DFC and is responsible for the electrification of the entire route.

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