L&T wins major contract for Mumbai Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail Project

01 Jul 2023

The National High-Speed Rail Corporation (NHSRCL) has formally awarded the mandate to construct the 135.45 km stretch MAHSR–C3 package which is part of the prestigious Mumbai Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail Project to L&T’s Heavy Civil Infrastructure business.

The scope for the MAHSR–C3 package includes the construction of viaducts, stations, major river bridges, depots, tunnels, earth structures, stations, and other auxiliary works.

The approximately 508 km Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail project, also called the MAHSR Bullet Train project, will cover 155.76 km in the State of Maharashtra, 4.3 km in the Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and 348.04 km in the State of Gujarat with 12 stations along the route. Upon completion, the High-Speed Rail will operate at a speed of 320 Kmph, covering the entire distance in approximately 2 hours with limited stops and in three hours with all stops.

S V Desai, Whole Time Director and Senior Executive Vice President (Civil Infrastructure) said, “This is the second largest package which L&T has won in this prestigious MAHSR project, and we are humbled by the trust reposed in us by our client, NHSRCL. By deploying state-of-the-art construction methods and extensive digital technologies, we will endeavour to complete this project, leveraging the experience from other MAHSR packages that we are currently executing.”

With this Package, L&T will be executing 92 per cent of the main line between Shilphata in the state of Maharashtra and Ahmedabad in the state of Gujarat. L&T has significantly enhanced its capability of building faster and reliable mass transit systems and this project is in line with their strategic goals.

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