Hindustan Construction Company said it has won a Rs 368 crore contract from the Northeast Frontier Railway to Construct a safety tunnel between Tupul and Imphal in Manipur state in joint venture with Vaishno Cement Company Limited.
This is part of the new railway line project being constructed between Jiribam and Imphal of Northeast Frontier Railway and the project is to be completed in 4 years, said the company.
The project includes construction of 9.5 km long safety tunnel between Tupul and Imphal and this tunnel runs parallel to the main broad gauge single line tunnel which is also being Constructed by the HCC-VCCL joint venture.
This is the 5th order HCC received from Northeast Frontier Railway on the new railway line project being constructed between Jiribam and Imphal.
The 110.63 km long Jiribam-Imphal railway line is being Constructed in two phases.
The 84 km long first phase between Jiribam and Tupul has 34 tunnel measuring 39.4 km of which HCC is involved in 41% of this tunnelling Work which include the biggest 4 tunnels, totally measuring 16.15 km.
The second phase Covers 26 km of the Tupul-Imphal section.
Once the project is completed, Manipur will hawe full-fledged railway connectivity with the rest of the country.
HCC is a 100 year infrastructure development company and has India’s infrastructure projects like 25% of India’s Hydel Power generation and over 65% of India’s Nuclear Power generation capacities, over 3,800 are km of Expressways and Highways, Tore than 320 km of Complex Tunnelling and over 365 Bridges.