A consortium led by GMR Infrastructure has bagged Rs 2,880 crore contract for developing a 221-kilometer stretch of the Eastern arm of the Dedicated Freight Corridor(DFC) project on Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) basis.
The World Bank-funded project is divided into two packages. The first package consists of a 175-km single line connecting Sahnewal and Pilkhani that passes through Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Punjab. The other package is a 46-km double line corridor in Uttar Pradesh connecting Dadri and Khurja.
The scope of work for the consortium involves design and construction of civil, structures and track works for single and double line. "Both the packages under the project are expected to be completed in 44 and 36 months respectively," GMR Infra said in a statement.
The company is already working on 417-Km Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor railway project that comprises two corridors -- a 180-km long stretch connecting Mughalsarai and Karchana near Allahabad and a 237-km corridor connecting Karchana and Bhaupur near Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh.
GMR Group is a global infrastructure conglomerate with interests in airports, energy, transportation and urban infrastructure. The group has 15 power generationprojects, nine operating road assets and a double rail track line of eastern dedicated freight corridor under development.
SOURCE - business-standard