The company will design and construct the city’s Phase 2 Metro project with plans to complete it in the next 42 months.
Larsen & Toubro Ltd., one of India’s largest construction companies, has recently announced that the heavy civil infrastructure business of its construction arm has successfully secured a large contract from the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. (BMRCL) to design and construct the Phase 2 works of the city’s planned Metro project.
Sources close to the matter claim that, though the construction major didn’t reveal the exact contract value, it is estimated that the contract, based on the project’s classification, would cost between Rs 2,500 to Rs 5,000 crore.
Reports from Business Standard cite that the project work includes construction of underground structures (stations and tunnels) of approximately 2.76 Km long stretching from the city’s Vellara Junction station to the Shivajinagar station as well as underground stations at Vellara Junction, M.G. (Mahatma Gandhi) Road and Shivajinagar on the Reach-6 line.
Moreover, the company would also execute ‘package 3’ which involves design and construction of approximately 2.884 Km underground structures (stations and tunnels) on the Shivajinagar Station-Tannery Road Station route and UG (underground) stations at the city’s Pottery Town & Cantonment on the same Metro line.
Commenting on the move, the company said that it intends to complete the project in the next 42 months.
Incidentally, the Metro Phase 2 contract is not the only large order the company has bagged recently. According to reports, L&T Construction’s water and effluent treatment business recently acquired several orders from municipal corporations and government agencies across three states in India estimated to be worth between Rs 5,000 to Rs 7,000 crore.
As per reports, the unit secured two orders from the Government of Tamil Nadu’s Water Resources Department, two EPC (Engineering, Procurement, Construction) orders in Jharkhand, and repeat orders from the Government of Odisha’s Rural Water Supply & Sanitation Department.