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L&T wins Riyadh metro deal

October 2015

Indian engineering and construction firm Larsen & Toubro (L&T) said it has won a contract worth Rs1,070 crore ($162 million) to construct key facilities for Riyadh Metro lines.

As per the deal awarded by BACS consortium (comprising Bechtel, Almabani, CCC and Siemens), L&T will be  constructing ballastless tracks for Riyadh Metro lines One and Two on a design-and-build basis. The project involves the construction of 62.86 km of double ballastless tracks in tunnels, viaducts, at-grade sections and three depots.

It is scheduled to be completed in 40 months, said the Railway Business Unit of L&T Construction, which has won the award.

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