Dilip Buildcon declared L1 bidder for greenfield airport at Hirasar

The airport will be 28km from Rajkot, will be built in an area of 1,025.54 hectares

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Dilip Buildcon has been declared the lowest (L1) bidder for construction of a new greenfield airport at Hirasar, Rajkot, Gujarat, by the Airports Authority of India (AAI) on EPC basis.

The detailed scope of work involves detailed designing, engineering, procurement and construction of runway, basic strips, turning pads, taxiways, parallel taxi track (PTT), apron, perimeter and other roads, earth work in cut/fill and grading, drainage system, related retaining structures, fire station, MT pool, fire pit, cooling pit, ARP and associated approaches, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of airfield ground lighting system, visual aids for navigation and bird hazard reduction system, etc.

In February, the Cabinet approved the development of a new greenfield airport at Rajkot. The airport will be 28 kilometres from Rajkot, will be built in an area of 1,025.54 hectares (of which 96.48% would be government land), and is expected to see air traffic of 5-10%, according to AAI.

The project will entail an investment of Rs 570.06 crore with a completion period of 30 months.

The company was also declared as L-1 bidder by the UP Expressways Industrial Development Authority for two projects viz. 'Development of Bundelkhand Expressway Project (Package-VI) from Bakhariya to Kudrail, and Gorakhpur Link Expressway Project (Package II) from Fulwariya to Salarpur in Uttar Pradesh on EPC model.

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