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HCC-Coastal JV awarded tunnelling contract for Indian railway line

Northeast Frontier Railway has awarded the Hindustan Construction Company (HCC) and Coastal Projects joint venture the INR 785 crore (£78M) contract for a new rail tunnel for India’s New Railway Line Project.

The contract involves developing a 9.5km tunnel between Tupul and Imphal. The project is expected to be completed within 40 months.

This is the fourth successive order received by HCC from Northeast Frontier Railway for the new railway line which will run between Jiribam and Tupul.

The first project was to construct a 3.25km tunnel between Dholakal and Kaimai Road stations and second was the construction of a 3.3km tunnel between Kambiron Road and Thingou stations.

The third project was to develop a 4.9km long railway tunnel between Kaimai Road and Kambiron Road stations.

Commenting on the contract win, HCC president and CEO Arun Karambelkar said: “HCC is proud to receive the fourth order from Northeast Frontier Railway. It is testament to the confidence enjoyed by the company in successfully executing complex tunnelling work. HCC with its sound engineering expertise and committed team is all set to leverage the opportunities in the infrastructure space.”

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