IRCON International Ltd. (IRCON) has been awarded an International Railway Contract worth Approx USD 91.27 Million (equivalent to INR 635 crore) from Sri Lanka Railways under the Ministry of Transport & Civil Aviation, Govt. of Sri Lanka. The contract is for upgradation of the Northern Railway line from Maho-Omanthai in Sri Lanka. Under the contract, IRCON will upgrade single line broad gauge track from Maho-Omantha of around 128 km length including associated infrastructure works.
This is an item rate contract which is financed through Exim Bank of India as per Indian lines of credit. The project is to rebuild the rail track to make it capable of carrying trains at speeds of 120 kmph and with heavier loads and to ensure efficient, safe, and comfortable transport service for passengers and freight. Previously, IRCON has successfully executed five high-value Railway Projects in Northern Sri Lanka with a cumulative contract value of over USD 645 Million.
About IRCON: Ircon International Limited (formerly known as Indian Railway Construction Company Limited), a Mini Ratna and Schedule ‘A’ PSU, was incorporated on 28th April 1976, mainly for the purpose of construction and development of Railway Infrastructure in India and abroad with the expertise from Indian Railways. During its operation of 43 years the company has diversified and developed core competence in other areas like Highways, Tunnels, Bridges, Flyovers, ROBs, Airport Hangar & Runways, Metro rail and Buildings, EHV Transmission Line & Grid Sub-stations, Industrial Electrification, Signaling and Telecom Systems etc. Considering its major share of business from projects abroad, its name was changed to “Ircon International Limited” w.e.f. 17th October 1995.
IRCON has emerged as front ranking construction company of international repute having executed prestigious projects during the last four decades of its operations. It has so far completed more than 380 infrastructure projects in India and 127 projects across the globe in more than 24 countries. As per 2018 edition of Engineering News Record (ENR) of USA, IRCON is the only Indian PSU and one of the only six Indian companies to make it to the list of top 250 International Contractors.
Ircon invites EoI from Indian and Japanese companies for Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail’s packages
Date : April 25, 2019
New Delhi: The Ircon International Limited has invited EoI (Expressions of Interest) from Indian and Japanese companies for Construction of Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail’s packages. The EoIs have been called from the companies having experience in construction of Metro Railway/Railway Bridges and Viaducts.
- Name Of Work: Expression of Interest from Indian and Japanese Companies having Experience in construction of Metro Railway/Railway Bridges and Viaducts are invited to Associate for bidding for Construction of Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail’s packages
- Submission Date: 30/04/2019:11:00 hrs.
- Opening Date: 01/05/2019:11:00 hrs.
- Meanwhile, the National High Speed Rail Corporation (NHSRCL) has also invited bids for Tunnelling Works on Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Project.
- The scope of work include testing and commissioning for double line high-speed railway using tunnel boring machine (TBM) and new Austrian tunneling method (NATM) between Mumbai underground station at Bandra-Kurla Complex (MAHSR 0.773 km) and Shilphata (MAHSR 21.150 km) in Maharashtra for the project for Construction of Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail.
- The work is expected to be completed in a period of 42 months.
- NHSRCL is implementing the project of high speed train corridor between Ahmedabad and Mumbai.
- The total length of proposed High Speed Rail Corridor works out to be 508.17km.
- The route of Mumbai Ahmedabad High Speed Rail will be passing through two states, Maharashtra and Gujarat and one Union Territory, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, of the Union of India.
- It shall start from Bandra Kurla Complex in Mumbai and will end near Sabarmati Railway Station in Ahmedabad.
- Out of 508.17km, 155.642 km of the proposed alignment falls in Maharashtra, 350.530 km in Gujarat and 2 km in UT of Dadra and Nagar Haveli.
- The High Speed Rail Corridor has been proposed with 12 Stations i.e. Mumbai, Thane, Virar, Boisar, Vapi, Bilimora, Surat, Bharuch, Vadodara, Anand/Nadia, Ahmedabad and Sabarmati.
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