REPRESENTATIVES of the Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India (DFCCIL) have signed contracts worth a total of Rs 67bn ($US 1.15bn) with a consortium of Sojitz, Japan, and Larsen & Toubro, India, for Packages 1 and 2 of the Rewari – Iqbalgarh stretch of the Western Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC).
FOLLOWING an international tender, the Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India (DFCCIL) has issued a provisional notification of contract award to a consortium of Sojitz, Japan, and Larsen & Toubro, India, for Packages 1 and 2 of the Rewari – Iqbalgarh section of the Western Dedicated Freight Corridor.
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BY December, India will award the first civil engineering contract, worth approximately Rs 100bn ($US 1.8bn), to build 2200 track-km for implementing the 3338km Dedicated Freight Corridors (DFCs) on the country's eastern and western flanks. Of the 9701 hectares of land required for the project, 7217 hectares (74%) has been acquired.
TWO Japanese-Indian consortia - Sojitz-L&T and Mitsui, Ircon and Leighton - have prequalified for civil works on a 640km section of the 1499km western dedicated freight corridor which will eventually connect Jawaharlal Nehru Port Terminal in Mumbai with Tughlakabad/ Dadri freight terminal in Delhi.