Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India (DFCCI) awarded a Rs 6,700 crore contract, the single largest rail contract so far in the country, to a consortium of L&T and Sojitz, a Japanese infrastructure major.
The consortium is said to have received the letter of award for the project. According to the terms of the contract, the consortium is responsible for laying a 643 km of rail track between Rewari in Haryana and Palanpur in Gujarat.
The tracks will be laid in such a way that it can support higher axle load - of 25 tonne per axle - and also be able to carry double-stack containers. As the project is funded by a Japanese agency, about 150,000 tonne of steel rails will be imported from the country. DFCCI plans to set up 1,483-km corridor on the Western states of the country between Dadri near New Delhi and JN Port near Mumbai and the above contract is part of this project.