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Larsen & Toubro (L&T) and Afcon Infrastructure Ltd have bagged Rs 1,675-crore work of constructing the underground section of the Ahmedabad Metro. This is the costliest civil work to be undertaken in the first phase of the Rs 10,700-crore Metro rail project.
The 6.83-kilometre-long underground section of the Ahmedabad Metro falls on the East-West corridor of the project that connects Vastral Gam in the eastern part of the city to Thaltej Gam in the west. “L&T will be constructing the 4.38-km of the underground section between Kalupur and Shahpur, while Afcons will be constructing the 2.45-km portion between Apparel Park and Kalupur,” said I P Gautam, Managing Director of the Metro-Link Express for Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad (MEGA) Company Ltd.
In order to hasten the completion of work on the underground section, MEGA had divided this 6.83-km-long section into two parts and had floated two different tenders.