L&T bags Mauritius metro rail contract
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L&T bags Mauritius metro rail contract

The Transportation Infrastructure business of L&T Construction recently secured an order to extend the mainline corridor of the Mauritius metro by 3.4 km from Metro Express Limited (MEL), Mauritius.

The project involves the construction of a fully integrated light rail-based Urban Transit System from Rose Hill Interchange towards Ebene reaching Reduit near the University of Mauritius. This extension will connect the densely populated areas of Ebene Cybercity and the University of Mauritius and give added impetus to the development of the island nation.

The extension will involve the construction of three new stations, viaducts and bridges, track works (with substantial ballastless track including plinth, embedded and grass tracks), DC electric traction systems, ticketing and passenger information systems and integration with road traffic through advanced signalling systems.

L&T is already executing the 26 km Mainline LRT network connecting Curepipe to Immigration Square in Port Louis. L&T has successfully completed the 12 km priority section from Rosehill to Victoria station, and this has been under commercial operation since January 2020.

Metro projects in Uttar Pradesh. The Railways Strategic Business Group of Transportation Infrastructure business has also secured an order from Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation Limited (UPMRCL). UPMRCL is the nodal agency responsible for the implementation of the Kanpur and Agra Metro projects that are being funded through equity participation by the Government of India and Government of Uttar Pradesh and loans from bilateral and multilateral agencies.

The scope of works includes design, installation, testing and commissioning of ballastless track of standard gauge in four corridors in elevated as well as underground sections of Kanpur and Agra metro projects along with a supply of fastening systems and associated ballasted or ballastless tracks in four depots.

L&T is an Indian multinational engaged in EPC projects, manufacturing and services.

Written from a company news release.

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