Infrastructure major Hindustan Construction Company awarded Rs 369 crore contract by IRCON

HCC has been awarded a Rs 368.6 crore contract by IRCON International Ltd for construction of the Cable Stayed Bridge including its approaches across river Anji Khad in Jammu & Kashmir. The project is to be completed in 36 months.

This bridge will connect Tunnel T2 and T3 on Katra–Banihal Section of Udhampur Srinagar–Baramulla Rail Link Project. The total length of the bridge is 473.25 m including its approaches across river Anji Khad. With a 290 meter long main span, this will be the longest cable stayed bridge for Indian Railways. This is the fifth order HCC has received from IRCON international Ltd. The first order was to construct 11 km long Pir Panjal Railway Tunnel, the longest transportation tunnel in India, which has been successfully commissioned. The second and third order is construction of 10.2 km long T48 tunnel between Sumber and Sangaldan stations and 5.1 km long tunnel T49A which are currently under construction. And the fourth order being executed is the construction of two main tunnels (T13 & part of T14) with parallel safety tunnels, a 200 m bridge adjoining these two tunnels and a station yard at Basindadhar.

Commenting on the order, Arun Karambelkar, President & CEO, HCC Ltd, said “It is a matter of great pride that HCC is associated with IRCON in the successful completion of many of its projects. HCC has to its credit over 365 bridges and 320 kms of complex tunnelling in some of the most challenging geologies in the world, and has been actively participating in creating responsible infrastructure in the country”.

About HCC:
HCC is a business group of global scale developing and building responsible infrastructure through next practices. With an engineering heritage of nearly 100 years, HCC has executed a majority of India’s landmark infrastructure projects, having constructed 25% of India’s Hydel Power generation and over 65% of India’s Nuclear Power generation capacities, over 3,800 lane km of Expressways and Highways, more than 320 km of complex Tunnelling and over 365 Bridges. Today, HCC Ltd. serves the infrastructure sectors of Transportation, Power and Water. HCC is also developing Lavasa City, a planned hill city and one of India’s largest urban development and management initiatives. The HCC Group, with a group turnover of Rs 8,768 crore, comprises of HCC Ltd, HCC Infrastructure Co. Ltd, Lavasa Corporation Ltd and Steiner AG in Switzerland.

For further information:
Sandeep Sawant
Hindustan Construction Company Ltd
Tel: +91 22 2575 1000,
Mobile: +91 98339 92874