Posted By:Infra Bazaar
HCC (Hindustan Construction Company) on Tuesday (26th July 2016) announced that it was awarded another contract worth Rs.1749.59 crore by IRCON international Ltd. to construct two tunnels and a bridge in Jammu and Kashmir. This contract is awarded to construct two important tunnels T-13, part of T-14 compounded to 12.8km along with parallel safety tunnels and a 200 m bridge adjoining these two tunnels and a station yard at Basindadhar. This is the fourth contract given to HCC by IRCON International Ltd.
The first contact awarded by IRCON international was to construct 11 km long PIR-PANJAL Railway Tunnel, the longest transportation tunnel in India and Asia’s 2nd longest tunnel commissioned for railway traffic. This tunnel is built on Banihal to Qazigund section of Jammu-Srinagar-Udhampur railway line which has been completed in 2011. Mr. Arun Karambelkar, President and CEO of HCC has proudly announced that the tunnel has been constructed using New Austrian Tunneling Method (NATM) and it is for the first time in the country that this method has been used on such a large scale. About 1300 workers and 150 engineers worked round the clock to accomplish this challenging task.
In September 2012, IRCON International Ltd offered to construct a 10.2 km long tunnel T-48 between Sumber and Sangaldan stations. This is the second contract to HCC from IRCON International Ltd. and is under construction. The company has received this contract after the successful completion of PIR-PANJAL Railway Tunnel.
In January 2014, HCC received 3rd project, a prominent contract worth of Rs 445.52 crore from IRCON International Ltd. to construct one tunnel and two bridges between Aprinchala and Sumber stations on Dharam and Qazigund Section of the Udhampur –Srinagar – Baramulla, New Broad Gauge Railway Line Project. The contract involves construction of 5.1 km long tunnel T49A, substructure of 445m long Bridge 2 and 346m long Bridge 3 and earthworks at Sumber Yard totaling about 6.4 km stretch on Dharam-Qazigund Section of the J&K Rail link. These four projects show the HCC’s loyal relationship with IRCON International Ltd.
Despite of these Railway line projects, HCC has also executed many of the country’s landmark Infrastructure projects, grabbing 26% of India’s Hydel power generation and 65% of Nuclear power generation capacities. HCC also finished 3600kms of expressways and highways spanning more than 300km of complex tunneling and over 350 bridges.