L&T bags Rs 3375-crore Mauritius metro order
Apart from stations, the scope of the project will include the construction of viaducts & bridges, track works, DC electric traction systems, ticketing & passenger information systems among others.
Engineering conglomerate Larsen & Toubro in August 2017 announced Rs 3375 crore (18.8 Bn MUR) worth metro order from the Mauritius government. The projects will be fully funded through a grant by Union Government and line of credit.
In a press statement, the company said, “L&T has won the order from Metro Express Limited which is owned by the Government of Mauritius to design and build an Integrated Light Rail-based Urban Transit System in the African island nation.”
About the Metro Project
• The project comprises of a 26-kilometer route, which will connect Curepipe to Immigration Square in Port Louis.
• The metro line will feature 19 stations, 2 of which will be state-of-the-art elevated stations.
• The project is scheduled to be completed in 48 months.
L&T that bagged the projects through competitive bidding route has said in its press statement, “Although the project is scheduled to be completed in 48 months, L&T commits to complete and deliver a priority section of 13 km in 24 months.”
Larsen & Toubro
Larsen & Toubro is an Indian multinational engaged in technology, engineering, construction, manufacturing and financial services with USD 17 billion in revenue. It operates in over 30 countries worldwide. A strong, customer–focused approach and the constant quest for top-class quality have enabled L&T to attain and sustain leadership in its major lines of business for over seven decades.
At present, L&T is executing metro rail projects in Riyadh and Doha and 17 locations in India. The project in Mauritius will work as a foothold on the African continent.