KEC International has secured its first orders of Rs.845 crore (USD 607.5 million) in rapid transit and metro sectors in India.
The regional rapid transit (RRTS) contract envisages the construction of elevated viaduct and stations of the Delhi – Meerut line. Rs. 580 crore (USD 417 million) is the value of the contract.
The second contract was awarded by Kochi Metro Rail Limited for the construction of viaduct along with stations for the Phase 1 extension of Kochi metro. The value of the contract is Rs. 265 crore (USD 190.5 million).
“We are delighted with the order wins in the RRTS and metro sectors, which are in line with our strategy for expanding our railway presence. These orders mark our entry into the urban transport sector and further expands our client portfolio,” Vimal Kejriwal, CEO of KEC International said.
Delhi-Meerut is India’s first Regional Rapid Transit System and will link Delhi- National Capital Region to Meerut. This year, the government has approved the construction of Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut rail corridor which will have a length of 82-km line of which 68 km will be elevated and 14 km will be underground. The value of the Regional Rapid Transit System is USD 4.25 billion (Rs. 30,274 crore).
The first phase of Kochi Metro extension envisages the construction of a section from Tripunithura to SN Junction. The total lenght of the stretch is 1.2 km with one station at Tripunithura Terminal. The project includes the construction of viaducts between Petta and SN Junction, two elevated stations at Vadakkekotta and S N Junction and the construction of a two-lane bridge across Panamkutty River. Rs 360 crore (USD 50 million) is the estimated value of the project.
KEC International, part of RPG Enterprises (India), is an infrastructure engineering, procurement and construction company, performing infrastructure projects in 30 countries.