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L&T Railway Business Group awarded electrification order for High-Speed Rail Project

The Railway Strategic Business Group of L&T Construction has secured a Mega Contract from an authorised Japanese agency to construct 508 Route Km of High-Speed Electrification System Works (Package No: EW 1) for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail (MAHSR) Project, popularly referred to as the Bullet Train Project.

The scope of this package includes Design, Manufacture, Supply, Construction, Installation, Testing and Commissioning of 2 x 25 kV Power Supply Electrification System including Traction Substations, High-Speed Overhead Equipment and MV/LV Power Distribution Equipment Works on Design-Build Lump Sum Price basis.

It is a first-of-its-kind railway electrification project for India involving the implementation of Japanese Shinkansen High-Speed Electrification Technology with sophisticated equipment including a Heavy Compound Catenary System, Change Over Switches, etc.

Upon completion, this electrification system will enable trains to travel at up to 320 KMPH speed.

The project is being funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and is being implemented by an authorised Japanese agency acting for and on behalf of the National High Speed Rail Corporation Ltd (NHSRCL).

L&T is India’s leading player in the Railway Electrification domain, possessing expertise across various types of Electrification Systems i.e., Conventional 1X25 kV system, high rise and low-rise 2X25 kV System for Mainline & Freight Railways, 25 kV AC Rigid & Flexible Overhead Catenary Systems for Metros, 750/1500 V DC Overhead Catenary systems for Metros & LRTs, Special Japanese type Feeder Messenger Systems for DC Overhead Electrification, DC Third Rail Electrification systems, etc.

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