Bangalore, July 3, 2017: Infrastructure major, Hindustan Construction Company Ltd (HCC), a lead partner in the joint venture with URC Construction Pvt Ltd., has been awarded Rs 797.29 crore contract by the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. HCC share in the JV is 51% (Rs 406.61 crore). The project is to be completed in 36 months.
The contract is for the construction of 6.340Km long elevated corridor and 5 elevated stations between HSR Layout station and RV Road station. The five stations on this section are Central Silk Board, BTM Layout, Jayadeva Hospital, Ragigudda and RV Road. The contract also includes the construction of road-cum-rail flyover, road widening and allied works.
This is a part of the fully elevated 18.82 km R.V. Road to Bommasandra section of the Phase II of Bangalore Metro Rail Project. The total length of Phase II is 72.095 km out of which 13.79 km is underground. This phase has 6 sections with 61 Stations out of which 12 stations are underground.
Mr. Arun Karambelkar, President & CEO- E&C, HCC Ltd. said “Our expertise in metro construction has been instrumental in HCC bagging this prestigious contract. We are confident of completing the project well on time as we plan to go on with our task in a systematic and efficient manner. Once completed, this project will benefit thousands of Bangalore residents.”
HCC can be considered as pioneers in Metro construction in India. It has been associated with 6 packages of Delhi Metro totaling 23 km of tunnels and 12 underground stations. In Kolkata Metro, HCC has constructed 6.47 km tunnels in 6 packages that include 4 underground stations. And in the Mumbai Metro I, the company has built 8 elevated stations. Currently HCC is executing four underground stations for Mumbai Metro III and twin bored tunnels, 3,115 m long.
HCC is a business group of global scale developing and building responsible infrastructure through next practices. With an engineering heritage of nearly 100 years, HCC has executed a majority of India’s landmark infrastructure projects, having constructed 25% of India’s Hydel Power generation and over 65% of India’s Nuclear Power generation capacities, over 3,800 lane km of Expressways and Highways, more than 320 km of complex Tunnelling and over 365 Bridges. Today, HCC Ltd. serves the infrastructure sectors of Transportation, Power and Water. HCC is also developing Lavasa City, a planned hill city and one of India’s largest urban development and management initiatives. The HCC Group, with a group turnover of Rs 9,867 crore, comprises of HCC Ltd, HCC Infrastructure Co. Ltd, Lavasa Corporation Ltd and Steiner AG in Switzerland.