L&T bags Rs 24.47 bn Kolkata Metro corridor contract

01 Aug 2023

Larsen and Toubro Construction announced that they had been awarded a significant contract by Rail Vikas Nigam (RVNL) to design and construct the underground metro project in the city's Joka-Esplanade Metro Corridor. The contract's value was stated to be Rs 24.47 billion.

According to a press release, it was mentioned that the major works for the project included the Design and Construction of the Ramp and Underground Metro Railway Works from Mominpur to Esplanade, covering a distance of 5.05 Km (chainage 9063.00m to 14113.00m). The works comprised of constructing four underground stations, namely Khidderpore, Victoria, Park Street, and Esplanade, along with tunnels created using Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) and Cut & Cover methods. Additionally, the scope included architectural finishing works, track works, and other related activities.

In addition to this, L&T Construction also reported that they had received an order from a reputable client in the Middle East. The contract involved rehabilitating structures for strategic purposes, marking it as L&T's first of its kind project in the Middle East market.

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