Larsen & Toubro’s Heavy Civil Infrastructure business has secured two contracts from the National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC) in Uttar Pradesh to build Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) Infrastructure.
“The scope of the project is to execute a new, dedicated, high speed, high capacity rail system in the Delhi – Gaziabad – Meerut Corridor. RRTS is distinct from metro transit systems as it caters to passengers traveling relatively longer distances with fewer stops and at higher speed. The design speed for the project is 180 KMPH with an average operational speed of 100 KMPH,” said L&T in a release.
“The two contracts for RRTS have been secured for packages starting from Duhai to Modi Nagar and from Modi Nagar to Shatabdi Nagar for a total distance of approximately 32 Km via duct including 7 elevated stations,” it said.
Although the company did not mention the exact value of the contract, according to its project classification, the value of the orders is estimated to range between Rs 1,000 – 2500 crores.
S V Desai, Senior Vice President and Head -Heavy Civil Infrastructure, L&T Construction said, “We are delighted to have been entrusted with responsibility to develop this unique project, a first-of-its-kind for India which is a reaffirmation of our proven capability to build faster and reliable mass transit systems that are in sync with our strategic goal of aiding rapid transportation infrastructure development.”