L&T Construction, the heavy civil infrastructure business vertical of Larsen & Toubro Ltd, has bagged a Rs8,650-crore order from Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) for the construction of the Mumbai Trans Harbour Link (MTHL).
The project involves construction of a 21.8 Km bridge connecting Mumbai mainland with Navi Mumbai.
L&T secured the contract against stiff competition from renowned international and domestic companies, the company stated in a release.
''The proposed Mumbai Trans Harbour Link will serve as an economic gateway to Navi Mumbai connecting it to Nhava Sheva Port, the Mumbai Pune Expressway and the Mumbai Goa Highway,'' the release said.
Package-01 of the contract, won jointly with IHI, involves the construction of a multi-level interchange at Sewri, Mumbai and a 6-lane marine 10.38 km bridge from Sewri into the Mumbai bay, crossing over the Sewri mudflats, Pir Pau Jetty and Thane Creek channels.
The contract involves the construction of an Orthotropic Steel Deck crossing the various obligatory navigation channels, which will be first of its kind in India, L&T stated in the release.
Package-03, won by L&T on a standalone basis, involves the construction of a 3.6 km, 6-lane land bridge at Navi Mumbai connecting National Highway-4B and State Highway-54 apart from the construction of interchanges, rail over bridges and toll plazas.
''Being a city with a very large population, Mumbai requires a number of important infrastructure to meet its ever-increasing needs and we are delighted to have bagged this very crucial mandate that will significantly improve connectivity in and around Mumbai,'' said S N Subrahmanyan, CEO and MD, Larsen & Toubro.
''We are grateful to MMRDA to have reposed their trust in us and we are confident of executing and delivering this landmark project to quality and in time,'' he added.
Larsen & Toubro is an Indian multinational engaged in technology, engineering, construction, manufacturing and financial services. With over $17 billion in revenue, it is one of the largest and most respected companies in India's private sector.