L&T wins Rs 3655 cr Qatar project
The Transportation Infrastructure Business of L&T Construction has secured a major prestigious international order worth ' 3655 crores (2.187 billion Qatari riyal) from ASHGHAL (Public Works Authority), State of Qatar for design and construction of Al Wakrah Bypass Road (P015).
The scope of work involves construction of 11 Km road consisting of 10 lanes and four future lane sections with additional collectors/distributor roads, frontage roads and ramps.
The freeway will provide access to the existing and planned developments via five major interchanges comprising of 20 bridges, 13 bicycle overpasses, 8 vehicular underpasses, 3 pedestrian bridges and 736 m long and 32 m wide vehicular tunnel works.
State of the art road furniture and other related utility works for potable water, treated sewer effluent, drainage, electrical, intelligent transportation system, irrigation and landscaping are also part of the scope. The project is scheduled to be completed in 32 months.
Al Wakrah Bypass is a major South - North freeway connecting the existing Al Wakrah - Mesaieed Road. This new freeway will be a continuation of an existing major urban North - South high speed corridor of Doha Expressway. At its southern end, the proposed Bypass will intersect with the existing Al Wakrah - Mesaieed Road and it branches into two directions to the planned Doha Sea Port to the south and the Mesaieed Industrial area to the West.
Commenting on the order, S. N. Subrahmanyan, Member of the Board and Senior Executive Vice President (Infrastructure & Construction), said: "This is the company's single largest road order in the international market and is an important turning point in our plans of growing the company's business in the Middle East region."
(Posted on 13-03-2014)