L&T Bags Rs 203 Crores Worth New Orders From Delhi Metro For Its Phase II Project

Mumbai, August 13, Larsen & Toubro Limited (L&T) has secured two more Design and Build contracts from Delhi Metro Railway Corporation (DMRC) for the construction of the underground station at Saket (Delhi) and a tunnel as a part of its Phase II Project. Valued at Rs.203 crore the new station and tunnel will come up between Central Secretariat and Qutub Minar Corridors of Delhi Metro.

To be completed in 30 months, the construction of the Saket station involves 1500m of tunneling. The length of the station will be 284m. In addition, the construction involves a 945m Link Tunnel and a 260m Ramp, both of which to be completed in 24 months. Top down construction method will be adopted for the underground station at Saket (Delhi) while Cut & Cover Method will be used for tunneling and NATM (New Austrian Tunneling Method) for 185 m of Twin Tunnel.

The new orders come close on the heels of the Rs.355 crore Phase II orders secured by L&T, in the same corridor during last fiscal. L&T is presently executing the Udyog Bhavan and Green Park stations along with the construction of 1 km long tunnel by Cut and Cover method. L&T is also executing yet another contract, in Joint Venture with DYWIDAG, SAMSUNG, SHIMIZU and IRCON, for the construction of two underground stations at Hauz Khas and Malviya Nagar with a 3.10 km long tunnel using Tunnel Boring machines. These projects are slated for completion by 2010 for the Common Wealth Games in New Delhi.

L&T ventured into Metro projects during the phase I of the prestigious Delhi Metro and successfully completed the Rs.1940 crore project of Underground Metro Rail Corridor from Central Secretariat to Kashmere Gate with 26% share in JV with International Contractors. L&T has also executed the construction of Mandi House Underground Station.

Background:

L&T is a USD 5 billion technology, engineering and construction company with global operations. It is one of the largest and most respected companies in India’s private sector.

A strong, customer-focussed approach and the constant quest for top-class quality have enabled L&T to attain and sustain leadership in its major lines of business across seven decades. L&T has distinguished records of achievements including the world’s largest coal gasifier made in India and exported to China, India’s first indigenous hydrocracker reactor, oil and gas platform projects executed to global benchmarks and the world’s largest Continuous Catalyst Regeneration reactor.