HCC-Coastal JV wins Indian railway contract

By Sarah Ann McCay28 December 2012

A joint venture between Indian contractor HCC (Hindustan Construction Company) and Coastal Projects Ltd has been awarded an INR 231 crore (US$ 42 million) contract by Northeast Frontier Railway to develop a tunnel between Kaimai Road and Kambiron Road stations on the new railway line being developed between Jiribam and Tupur in Imphal.

The project, to be completed in 28 months, includes the construction of a 4.9 km single line broad gauge tunnel, with earthwork, slope protection and stabilization, RCC portal walls, permanent tunnel support, construction of side drains, rock supporting system and ancillary work.

HCC is the lead partner in the HCC-Coastal JV, with a 60% share.

This is third order received by HCC from Northeast Frontier Railway on the new railway line between Jiribam and Tupur. The first order was to construct a 3.25 km tunnel between Dholakal and Kaimai Road stations and the second order was to construct a 3.3 km tunnel between Kambiron Road and Thingou stations.

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