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Hindustan Construction has received contract from railway construction agency IRCON International

Hindustan Construction Company (HCC) has been awarded a  prestigious contract worth Rs 442.52 crore by 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 project will be completed in 48 months.

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. This stretch is contiguous with  10.2 km long T48 tunnel between Sumber and Sangaldan stations which is currently under  construction by HCC. The company had received the order of T48 tunnel in September 2012
after successful completion of Pir Panjal Railway tunnel, the longest transportation tunnel in  India.

IRCON International Ltd, an autonomous constructing agency for the Indian Railways, was  entrusted with the task to construct of Baramulla to Dharam section of the Udhampur –  Srinagar – Baramulla rail link. The railway line from Baramulla to Quazigund (119 km) was  operational for public since October 2009. The Pir Panjal tunnel constructed between  Quazigund and Banihal was inaugurated in July 2013, extending the train service till Banihal.

hpv_ongoing_big_09Previous projects in the railway sector:

  • More than 324 road and rail bridges
  • Bandra-Worli Sea Link – India’s longest open-sea, cable-stayed bridge
  • India’s 1st and 2nd metro systems in Kolkata and Delhi
  • India’s longest rail tunnel – Pir Panjal, Jammu & Kashmir

Source* HCC India

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