Indian engineering and construction firm Larsen & Toubro (L&T) said it has achieved a major safety milestone during the construction of key facilities at its Riyadh Metro project, clocking over 15 million safe man hours without lost time injuries (LTI).
As per the deal awarded by BACS consortium (Bechtel – Almabani – CCC – Siemens), L&T is building ballastless tracks for Riyadh Metro Lines -1 & 2 on a design and build basis.
The project involves the construction of 62.86 km of double ballastless tracks in tunnels, viaducts, at grade sections and three depots.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently visited the L&T’s Riyadh Metro Project site during his first official tour of Saudi Arabia and interacted with the company’s project personnel including blue-collared workmen as they celebrated the safety milestone.
The Premier was welcomed by L&T group executive chairman AM Naik and SN Subrahmanyan, the deputy managing director and president at the site. The duo then presented a ceremonial Saudi sword to Modi.
Lauding the Indian workers, Modi said the remarkable achievement was possible not only because of superior technology or better management but due to the diligence and discipline of the workforce. More info