India awards Larsen & Toubro new electrification contract

The Indian Railways awarded Larsen & Toubro Limited a Rs 10.5 bn (EUR 138.7 million) contract for the electrification of 781-km rail tracks. This is the first engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract of the Indian Railways under its Mission Electrification.
The contract concerns two sections: the Delhi-Sarai Rohilla-Rewari and Alwar-Bandikui-Jaipur-Phulera-Ajmer section (353-route-km) and the Roha-Verna section of Konkan Railway (428-route-km).
“The Indian Railways has given higher thrust on infrastructure creation, electrification. During the last four years, a total of 103 railway electrification projects consisting of 16,815 route kilometres” have been sanctioned, Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu said.