The Sojitz-L&T Consortium is building the railway for the Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India (DFCCIL), a special purpose vehicle of the Indian Railways.
The section of line is part of a 1,483km corridor designed to cater largely to the container transport requirements between existing and emerging ports in Maharashtra and Gujarat.
The engineering, procurement and construction order secured by the Sojitz-L&T Consortium involves construction of 626km for a total of 1,388track-kilometres of railway line, 112 major bridges, 1,188 minor bridges and 20 stations along with the supply of equipment.
The consortium is expected to complete the project in 48 months.
L&T senior executive vice president SN Subrahmanyan said that the company has been associated with the Indian Railways for over three decades for all types of railway infrastructure projects. “L&T has taken the lead in rail construction by introducing pioneering techniques, resulting in execution of projects with innovation, quality and speed meeting international standards and specifications,” he said. “We have lined-up a host of infrastructural facilities such as casting yards, sleeper plants, rail welding depots, rebar yards and other establishments in order to facilitate faster completion of the project.”