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L&T Secures ‘Mega Order’ for Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train Electrification Project

L&T Construction’s railways strategic business group has clinched a significant contract valued between ₹10,000 to ₹15,000 crore for a pivotal segment of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project. The ‘mega’ order, received from a Japanese agency overseeing the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail Project (MAHSR), entails the construction of 508 route km of high-speed electrification works.

Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train Electrification Project: Key Points

  1. Project Scope: L&T will undertake the design, supply, manufacturing, construction, testing, and commissioning of a 2×25 kV power supply electrification system. This includes high-speed overhead equipment, traction substations, and MV/LV power distribution equipment works.
  2. Japanese Technology Integration: The project marks the introduction of Japanese Shinkansen High-Speed Electrification Technology in India. It involves sophisticated equipment such as changeover switches and a heavy compound catenary system.
  3. Funding and Implementation: The Japan International Cooperation Agency is financing the project, executed by an authorized Japanese agency on behalf of the National High-Speed Rail Corporation Ltd.
  4. Speed Enhancement: Upon completion, the electrification system will enable trains to operate at speeds up to 320 km/hour.

Important Takeaways For All Competitive Exams

  1. L&T’s Landmark Contract: L&T Construction secures a ‘mega’ order valued at ₹10,000 to ₹15,000 crore for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project. The contract involves constructing 508 km of high-speed electrification works, incorporating Japanese Shinkansen technology. This marks a significant milestone in India’s rail infrastructure, enabling trains to reach speeds of up to 320 km/hour.
  2. Project Dynamics and Significance: Funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency, the project is implemented by an authorized Japanese agency on behalf of the National High-Speed Rail Corporation Ltd. L&T’s successful bid for this largest-ever single railway electrification project in India not only underscores its technical prowess but also positions the company for future high-speed rail endeavors domestically and internationally, contributing to the transformation of long-distance transportation in the country.

Important Questions Related to Exams

  1. What is the value range of L&T Construction’s ‘mega’ order for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project?
  2. Which agency is funding the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail Project, where L&T is undertaking significant electrification works?
  3. What technology is L&T incorporating in the project, making it the first of its kind in India’s railway electrification?
  4. What speed will trains achieve upon completion of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train electrification project?
  5. Who is implementing the bullet train project on behalf of the National High-Speed Rail Corporation Ltd.?

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