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Conclusion of Contracts for Civil and Track Works for a Dedicated Freight Rail Line in India

Aug. 19, 2015


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A consortium consisting of Mitsui & Co., Ltd. ("Mitsui", Head Office: Tokyo, President and CEO: Tatsuo Yasunaga), Ircon International Limited ("IRCON", Head Office: New Delhi, National Capital Territory of Delhi, India, Chairman & Managing Director: Mohan Tiwari), a company under the Ministry of Railways, Government of India, and Tata Projects Limited ("TPL", Head Office: Secunderabad, Telangana, India, Managing Director: Vinayak Deshpande), an infrastructure development company in the Tata Group, has been awarded orders totaling approximately ¥76 billion by the Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Ltd., a corporation under the Indian Ministry of Railways. The orders are for civil and track works from Vaitarana, Maharashtra to Sachin, Gujarat (186 kilometers), and from Sachin to Vadodara, Gujarat (134 kilometers) ("Project"), as part of a plan to build a dedicated freight line through India's largest industrial area between Delhi and Mumbai. The total length of the two sections is 320 kilometers.

Mitsui will be the consortium leader for the Project. IRCON and TPL will jointly carry out civil engineering work and lay tracks, using high-quality Japanese-made rails.

The purpose of this Project is to meet increasing rail freight demand resulting from India's rapid economic growth in recent years. The new tracks will form part of the Western Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC) between Delhi and Mumbai. The DFC project will eventually link the four cities of Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata at the corners of India's Golden Quadrilateral. The Japanese government has provided yen loans for the Western DFC project under the Special Terms for Economic Partnership (STEP).

The Western DFC will be the backbone of the Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) scheme, a joint initiative by the Japanese and Indian governments. In addition to reducing the load that is on the existing tracks, it will reduce the time required to move freight from Delhi to Mumbai from over three days at present to less than one day. This major improvement in logistical efficiency is expected to make a significant contribution to industrial development in India.

Mitsui will continue to work on this Project, which symbolizes cooperation between the governments of Japan and India. We will also continue to play an active role in urban transit and high-speed rail projects to meet anticipated growth in the demand for core infrastructure. By introducing Japan's advanced railroad technology, we aim to contribute to further economic development in India.

Profile of the Project

Line Length Vaitarana-Sachin: 186 km (PKG12 in the map below)
Sachin-Vadodara: 134 km (PKG13)
Contract Price Total of approximately ¥76 billion
Delivery Date 208 weeks (approximately 4 years) from the start of work
Purpose Dedicated freight railroad
Content of Project Civil engineering and track-laying work

Section Covered by Contract

Approximately 320 kilometers from Vaitarana, Maharashtra to Vadodara, Gujarat

Section Covered by Contract

Profile of IRCON

Name of Company Ircon International Limited
Head Office Delhi, India
Establishment 1976
Capital Structure Indian central government: 99.729%
IRFC (finance company affiliated to the Indian Ministry of Railways): 0.247%
Bank of India (central bank) 0.024%
Business Activities Infrastructure development, construction
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Profile of TPL

Name of Company Tata Projects Limited
Head Office Secunderabad, Telangana
Establishment 1979
Capital Structure Closely held by Tata Group companies
Business Activities Engineering, construction
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Mitsui & Co., Ltd.
Corporate Communications Division
Hiroyuki Sakanaka
Telephone: +81-3-3285-7618
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