Mumbai, October 20, 2014: HCC Ltd. (Hindustan Construction Company), a leading infrastructure construction and development company, has been awarded a Rs 393.08-crore project by the Ministry of Road Transport & Highway. The Engineering Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract is for reconstruction of the 65.87 km section of NH-233, on the Indo-Nepal Border.
The section is from Rudhauli village in Uttar Pradesh up to the Indo-Nepal border, which further connects to Lumbini, the birth place of Lord Buddha, in Nepal. The project is part of the National Highway Development Program Phase-IV.
The scope of work includes rehabilitation, upgradation and augmentation of the existing carriageway to two-lane, with paved shoulders, construction of pavements, construction and/or rehabilitation of major and minor bridges, culverts, road intersections, interchanges, drains.
Commenting on the new order, Mr. Arun Karambelkar, President & CEO, HCC Ltd. said "We are pleased to win this prestigious contract from the Ministry of Road Transport & Highway, which allows us to further expand our presence in road related business segments. For HCC, being part of this development is a matter of immense pride as this highway will not only help improve infrastructure of our nation, but would also deepen India's economic relations with Nepal and the adjoining nations."
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 constructed over 3500 lane kilometres of roads and highways and over 350 bridges across the country. In the MRTS space, the company has executed the Kolkata and several underground sections of Delhi Metro. The company has constructed some of the landmark projects including, Pir Panjal Railway tunnel which is the longest transportation tunnel in India, the Delhi Faridabad Elevated Highway and the Bandra-Worli sea-link in Mumbai.