HCC awarded Rs 1,783 crore contract by NHAI
Hindustan Construction Company (HCC) has been awarded a prestigious NHAI contract worth Rs 1,783.42 crore for constructing a 36km highway which includes 3kms of tunnels between Ramban and Banihal in Jammu & Kashmir. The project is a part of NHDP Phase-II program of NHAI on NH1A (now NH44) and is known for its difficult terrain and low temperatures especially in winter seasons.
The NH1A is major road connectivity to Srinagar from rest of the country and this project will decongest the existing narrow road between Ramban and Banihal and will cut short travel time considerably due to provision of tunnels.
Commenting on the new order win, Arun Karambelkar, president & CEO, E&C, HCC Ltd. said, “We are happy to have won this contract from NHAI. This project not only allows us to further expand our presence in road related business segments but also gives us immense pride as this highway will contribute to the infrastructure growth of our nation.”
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 3,600-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 300km of complex tunnelling.