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Thursday, July 25, 2024

L&T Secures Mega Order for Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail Electrification in Bullet Train Project

Engineering and construction giant Larsen & Toubro (L&T) announced on Tuesday that its construction arm has won a significant order to establish an electrification system for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail (MAHSR) Project, commonly known as the bullet train project. The mega contract, obtained from an authorized Japanese agency overseeing the project, involves the construction of 508 route kilometers of high-speed electrification system works.

Upon completion, this electrification system will facilitate train travel at speeds of up to 320 kilometers per hour, enhancing the efficiency and speed of the high-speed rail network. The project is financially supported by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and is being executed by an authorized Japanese agency on behalf of the National High-Speed Rail Corporation Ltd.

While the exact value of the contract was not disclosed by L&T, the company categorizes an order as ‘mega’ when it falls within the range of Rs 10,000-15,000 crore. This development underscores L&T’s pivotal role in the critical infrastructure project, contributing to the advancement of high-speed rail connectivity between Mumbai and Ahmedabad.

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