15 October 2019

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NE RAIL TUNNEL PROJECT FOR HCC

HCC Ltd in a joint venture with Coastal Projects Ltd has been awarded a Rs.785 crore contract by Northeast Frontier Railway. The work involves developing a 9.5 km tunnel between Tupul – Imphal for a new railway line project from Jiribam to Tupul. The project is to be completed in 40 months. This is the fourth successive order received by HCC from the Northeast Frontier Railway on the new railway line between Jiribam and Tupul. In the transportation segment HCC has a strong track record in construction of roads, highways, bridges, railways and MRTS (Mass Rapid Transport System). HCC has already constructed 3600 lane km of expressways / highways across the country. In the MRTS space, the company has executed the Kolkata and sections of Delhi Metro Rail project. It has built nearly 356 bridges and 300 km of complex tunneling

 

Rs.3,500 CR WORTH ROAD PROJECTS FOR J&K

The Centre has announced two road projects collectively worth Rs.3500 crore for Jammu and Kashmir intended to bolster transport connectivity in the state. The two ring road projects will be built in the cities of Srinagar and Jammu. Apart from the new projects, the State Road Transport Ministry has also announced its plan to widen and upgrade infrastructure facilities on the Srinagar-Jammu highway. The road-widening activities are expected to be fully completed in the next two months. However, construction activities of upgradation and implementation of the ring road project are likely to be commissioned by next year.

 

PORT PLANNED UNDER SAGARMALA PROJECT

A world-class trans-shipment port is expected to be soon developed under the ambitious Sagarmala project. The project is being planned on the sidelines of the port-led development activities along India’s 7,500 km long coastline. The Ministry of Shipping has been appointed as the nodal agency for the project development. Sagarmala project, an ambitious initiative of Prime Minister has been designed in a fashion that it will see at least 12 smart cities at India’s major ports besides special economic zones. Funds required in FY15-16 for project implementation in the initial phase of Sagarmala is expected to be worth Rs.692 crore. As a step towards comprehensive and integrated planning, the government plans to soon put in place a National Perspective Plan (NPP). The study will identify potential geographical regions to be called as Coastal Economic Zones.

 

BRIDGE TO CONNECT TRIPURA TO BANGLADESHI PORTS

The Central government has started preliminary construction work on a bridge connecting Tripura to ports in Bangladesh. The project will be constructed on the Feni River and will support transport of goods and heavy machinery in the northeast regions. Tripura Industries and Commerce Department is the nodal agency for the project. The 150 m road bridge over the Feni river will connect the Sabroom border town of southern Tripura with Ramgarh in Bangladesh. The project involves a total construction cost of over Rs.100 crore. A detailed project report for the initiative is expected to be submitted before the Cabinet in the next two months.

 

ADANI TO DEVELOP VIZHINJAM INTERNATIONAL SEAPORT

Gautam Adani ledAdani Ports and Special Economic Zone (APSEZ), has received the final consent from the Kerala state government for the development of the much awaited Vizhinjam International Deepwater Seaport project. The time frame for the completion of the project, worth Rs.4,089 crore, is four years. The development of the port is expected to achieve considerable savings in terms of cost to Indian trading activities. The proposed port project is located 16 km away from the state capital of Thiruvanathapuram. APSEZ presently operates ports in Mundra, Hazira,Tuna-Tekra (Kandla) and Dahej, in Gujarat, Dhamra in Odisha and operates specialised coal handling facilities in Mormugao in Goa, Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh.

 

BANIHAL KATRA RAIL LINK BY 2020

Construction work on the rail link from Banihal to Katra, connecting Kashmir valley with the rest  of the country is expected to be fully complete by 2020. About 85 per cent of the track is made of tunnels, of which around 35 per cent is fully complete. The project will also have the world’s longest and highest railway bridge. The 359 metre high rail bridge will span 467 metre. Construction works of the rail bridge is expected to be fully complete by 2017.

 

DHOLERA AIRPORT WORK TO BEGIN IN 2016

Construction work on the much awaited international airport at Dholera is likely to begin by the third quarter of FY16. The project, expected to be a major transport link for industries in Gujarat will be spread over an area of 920 sq km in the Dholera Special Investment Region (SIR). A special purpose vehicle (SPV), Dholera International Airport Company Ltd (DIACL) has been formed by the state government for the project development. The airport will be developed alongside the activation area of SIR spread over a 22 km radius. On completion, Dholera, located at a distance of about 100 km from the financial hub Ahmedabad, will be second international airport in Gujarat.




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