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Contracts Awarded | August 2013

Sojitz-L&T consortium ink DFCCIL contract

The Sojitz-L&T consortium has signed an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) rail contract from the Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India (DFCCIL) for the construction of 626 km of a double track corridor from Rewari in Haryana to Iqbalgarh in Gujarat, via Rajasthan. DFCCIL is a special purpose vehicle of the Indian Railways (IR) and has awarded a part of India's largest and the first-of-its-kind project in the rail sector Western Dedicated Freight Corridor-├╣to a consortium of Sojitz Corporation, Japan, and L&T.  

The Western Dedicated Freight Corridor will run from the Jawaharlal Nehru Port (JNPT) in Mumbai to Tughlakabad and Dadri near Delhi, passing through Haryana and Rajasthan. It would cater largely to the container transport requirements between existing and emerging ports in Maharashtra and Gujarat. The consortium's scope includes construction of 1388 track km of railway line, 112 major bridges, 1188 minor bridges, 20 stations along with supply of equipment. The project will be executed using mechanised means of sleepers and track lining machines using the latest technology in railway construction.

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