NEW DELHI: Infrastructure major Hindustan Construction Company (HCC) on Monday announced that it has bagged a contract of Rs 368.6 crore from IRCON International Ltd for building longest cable stayed bridge for Indian Railways in Jammu and Kashmir.
“HCC has been awarded a Rs 368.6 crore contract by IRCON International Ltd for construction of the Cable Stayed Bridge including its approaches across river Anji Khad in Jammu & Kashmir,” the company said in a statement.
The project is to be completed in 36 months, it said.
“This bridge will connect tunnel T2 and T3 on Katra-Banihal Section of Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla Rail Link project. The total length of the bridge is 473.25 m including its approaches across river Anji Khad. With a 290 meter long main span, this will be the longest cable stayed bridge for Indian Railways,” the statement said.
The company’s President and CEO Arun Karambelkar said it is a matter of great pride that HCC is associated with IRCON in the successful completion of many of its projects.
HCC has to credit over 365 bridges and 320 kms of complex tunnelling in some of the most challenging geologies in the world, and has been actively participating in creating responsible infrastructure in the country, Karambelkar added.