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Construction : Web Exclusive | July 2017 | Source : CW-India

Rs 798 crore Bangalore Metro contract awarded to HCC-URCC JV

Infrastructure major Hindustan Construction Company (HCC), a lead partner in the JV with URC Construction, has been awarded Rs 797.29 crore contract by the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation. HCC share in the JV is 51 per cent (Rs 406.61 crore). The project is to be completed in 36 months.

The contract is for the construction of a 6.340-km-long elevated corridor and five 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 RV Road to Bommasandra section of the Phase-II of the 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 six sections with 61 stations, out of which 12 stations are underground.

Arun Karambelkar, President & CEO-E&C, HCC, says “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.”

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