Larsen and Toubro Group’s Railways Strategic Business Unit has won an order for North Western Railways division of the Indian Railways with a value between 1000- 2500 Cr. (as per order categorization given by L&T).
EPC Package of this Railways Electrification Order of L&T
Order was floated by Central Organisation for Railway Electrification (CORE) for Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) in EPC-06 package to electrify 918.40 RKM (Route Kilometer*) or 1,171.31 Track Km of railway lines in North Western Railway division.
* Route Kilometer: The distance between two points on the railway line irrespective of the number of lines connecting them, whether single line, double line etc.
* Track Kilometre: The length of all running tracks and tracks including tracks in sidings, yards and crossings.
Other Major CORE’s Railway Electrification Packages with L&T
L&T’s Railways Strategic Business Unit is already executing two major EPC contracts from CORE viz. EPC-01 to electrify the Delhi- Jaipur line and EPC-07 to electrify various sections of the Southern Railway.
Mission Electrification of Indian Railways
Government of India after Paris Climate Agreement (2016) decided to drastically reduce its carbon footprint. To support this initiative Indian Railways started Mission Electrification which aimed at electrifying 24,000 Track Km of the total 28,000 Km of diesel engine operated rail routes across India. In a statement to Lok Sabha in July 2019 Mr. Piyush Goyal, Union Railways Minister informed that in the year 2018-19 Indian Railways consumed 3.1 billion litres of HSD (High Speed Diesel) oil for its energy requirement which was 3% of total HSD consumption of country!