high-speed train: L&T bag contract for the high-speed train project
“L&T Construction’s rail business has been awarded a contract by NHSRCL to construct 116 kilometers of ballastless high-speed track for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail (MAHSR) project, commonly referred to as the High Speed Rail project speed,” the company said in a statement.
When completed, this slab track system will allow trains to travel at speeds of up to 320 kilometers per hour.
Ballastless track or slab track is a type of railway track infrastructure in which the traditional elastic combination of sleepers/sleepers and ballast is replaced by a rigid concrete or asphalt construction.
The scope of works includes the design, supply, construction, testing and commissioning of track works on the basis of a lump sum design-build price for the dual line high speed railway between Vadodara and Sabarmati in Gujarat.
According to the company, a contract valued at Rs 2,500-5,000 crore is a large order.
Japanese Shinkansen track technology will be adopted in this project.
At present, the company is executing various ballastless track projects in several metro projects in India and abroad. PTI AIDS ANU ANU