The order involves construction of 222 Route Km of a single-track corridor from Khurja to Pilkhani in Uttar Pradesh.
This project will be funded by World Bank (WB) and is a part of the 1856 km Eastern Corridor proposed between Ludhiana in Punjab and Dankuni in West Bengal.
DFCCIL is a special purpose vehicle of the Indian Railways, mandated to build dedicated freight corridors.
“This is Larsen & Toubro’s first EPC Civil, Structure & Track project in the Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor. In the Western Dedicated Freight Corridor, L&T already has a share of 71% in the civil packages and 100% share in the electrical packages,” the company said.
The order was secured against stiff competition from five other major engineering and construction companies, the infrastructure major said.
The scope of work includes construction of single railway track including yards, 75 major & 588 minor bridges, 1 rail over bridge modification, 4 rail flyovers, 21 stations along with construction of all associated works.
The project is planned to be executed using completely mechanized means of track linking using the latest technology in railway construction.