HCC Ltd wins 785 cr Railway contract


HCC Ltd, an infrastructure construction company, said it has been awarded a Rs 785 crore contract by Northeast Frontier Railway under a joint venture with Coastal Projects Ltd.

The contract is for developing a 9.5 km tunnel between Tupul – Imphal for New Railway Line Project from Jiribam – Tupul, the company said.

The Share of HCC in the JV is 60% which is Rs.471 crore. The project is to be completed in 40 months.

This is the fourth successive order received by HCC from Northeast Frontier Railway on the new railway line between Jiribam and Tupul.

The first project was to construct a 3.25 km tunnel between Dholakal and Kaimai Road stations and second was construction of a 3.3 km tunnel between Kambiron Road and Thingou stations and the third order was to develop a 4.9 km long railway tunnel between Kaimai Road and Kambiron Road stations.

HCC, known for executing complex engineering projects such as the Mumbai Sea Link, is also constructing the 4.315 km long Bogibeel Rail-cum-road Bridge over river Brahmaputra near Dibrugarh, Assam for Northeast Frontier Railway.

Commenting on new order win, Mr. Arun Karambelkar, President & CEO- E&C, HCC Ltd. said “HCC is proud to receive the fourth order from Northeast Frontier Railway. It is testament to the confidence enjoyed by the Company in successfully executing complex tunneling work. HCC with its sound engineering expertise and committed team is all set to leverage the opportunities in the infrastructure space”.

In the transportation segment HCC has a strong track record in construction of Roads, Highways, Bridges, Railways and MRTS (Mass Rapid Transport System). HCC has already constructed 3600 lane km of Expressways / Highways across the country. In the MRTS space, the company has executed the Kolkata and sections of Delhi Metro Rail project. It has built nearly 356 bridges and 300 km of complex tunneling.