India’s Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has won a “breakthrough” contract to design and build a light rail system on the island of Mauritius.
The contract was awarded through Metro Express Limited, a company owned by the Government of Mauritius.
Worth INR 33.75 billion (€446 million), the project is being financed by the Indian government.
The light rail network will follow a 26-kilometre route between Curepipe and Immigration Square in Port Louis. The light rail line is described as a multimodal urban transit system as it will connect up the existing bus network.
The scope of the contract includes building bridges and viaducts, track installation, traction and signalling systems, ticketing and passenger information systems, the construction of depots and procuring the rolling stock.
L&T, which is currently building 17 metro systems in India, said it would complete the system in 48 months.