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L&T bags Delhi airport contract

The engineering major has won contract worth Rs 5,400 cr to build the passenger terminal and runways at the airport.

india Updated: Dec 11, 2006 15:25 IST

Engineering major Larsen & Toubro has bagged a contract valued at Rs 5,400 crore to build the passenger terminal and runways at Delhi international airport.

The GMR-led Delhi International Airport Pvt Ltd, which is revamping and modernising the airport, awarded the contract for designing and constructing the terminal and runways, L&T informed the Bombay Stock Exchange.

The company would also carry out associated work for the airport, scheduled to be commissioned before the Commonwealth Games in 2010, it said.

The new terminal (Terminal 3) would come up near the existing international terminal and will handle 37 million passengers per annum. It would have more than 130 check-in counters and 70 emigration desks to cater to both domestic and international traffic.

The new 4.43 km runway would be one of the longest in Asia and would be operational in 2008. It would be equipped with a hi-tech system enabling landing even with a visibility of only 50 mts, it added.

The contract also involves connecting taxiways, satellite fire lighting facilities. The 'airside' work to be executed by L&T includes work on taxiways, cargo terminals, aircraft maintenance facilities, utility services and other primary infrastructure support facilities.

The 'landside works includes a six lane road connecting the terminal and national highway NH-8, a multi-storey car park to accommodate 4,300 cars and a forecourt for the new terminal.

DIAL is a joint venture company, consisting of GMR Group, Airports Authority of India, Germany's Fraport, Eraman Malaysia and India Development Fund.

First Published: Dec 11, 2006 15:25 IST