HCC awarded Rs 442.52 cr tunnelling contract for Kashmir Railway

Published on : Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Pir-Panjal-Tunnel-Trial-Run1-300x166Hindustan Construction Company (HCC) has been awarded a prestigious contract worth Rs442.52crore 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.

Source: Hindustan Construction Company (HCC)

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