Ashoka Buildcon bags order for supply of Electrical & Mechanical System for Tunnels on Dharam-Katra Section of USBRL Project

IRCON International Limited (IRCON) has issued Letter of Acceptance (LOA) to M/s. Ashoka Buildcon Ltd. for Provision of Supply, Erection, Testing & Commissioning of Electro Mechanical (E&M) System which includes 33/11kV & 11/0.433kV GIS Substations, 33kV & 11kV Power Cable network, DG Sets, Ventilation & Control System, Lighting, UPS System, Fire Fighting System & SCADA System, etc. and associated works complete in all respect as required for Tunnel T-14 & T-15 + T- 40/41 on Dharam – Katra Section of USBRL Project (J&K) – (Package: T-14 & T-15 + T-40/41, E&M).

Key Details:

  • Tender Ref No: IRCON J_K-Cell JAT 15 1014 T-14 T-15 T_40_41 E _M
  • Awarded Value: INR 482.64 Crores
  • Completion Period: 18 Months

About Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla Rail link Project:

Project background:-

  • Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla Rail link Project (USBRL) having length of 272 Km long Railway Line from Udhampur to Baramulla joining the Kashmir valley with rest of the country and has been declared as National Project in 2002. Out of 272 Km of USBRL Project, work has been completed on 161 Km and commissioned. Status of work sub-divided into three legs is as under:
  • Udhampur to Katra – 25km  (commissioned in July 2014)
  • Quazigund to Baramulla – 118 km (commissioned in Oct., 2009)
  • Banihal to Quazigund – 18 km  (commissioned in June 2013)
  • Katra to Banihal – 111 km in progress (Target 2022-23)

About Ashoka Buildcon Ltd.:

  • Ashoka Buildcon Ltd. is one of the leading highway developers in India. 
  • The Company is an integrated EPC, BOT & HAM player It has a portfolio of 39 PPP projects, which is the largest in number by any private player in India.
  • Besides construction of highways and bridges the company is also engaged in Power Transmission and Distribution on EPC basis.
  • Ashoka has worked in over 21 states across the country, and completed prestigious projects for Central as well as State Governments. 
  • Overseas it is constructing a road network for the Housing Development Corporation in the Republic of Maldives.
  • The company is one of the first Indian infrastructure companies to be certified for Integrated Management Systems, which encompasses ISO certification for Quality, Occupational Health and Safety and Environment.

About IRCON International Limited:

  • IRCON International Limited (IRCON), a Schedule “A” & Mini Ratna – I Central Public Sector Undertaking (CPSU), incorporated by the Ministry of Railways, Central government, under the Companies Act, 1956 on 28th April 1976 originally under the name Indian Railway Construction Company Limited.
  • IRCON is an integrated engineering and construction company in India operating since last 44 years with specialization in major turnkey infrastructure projects, including Railways, Roads, Highways, Bridges, Flyovers, Tunnels, Aircraft maintenance hangars, Runways, EHV sub-stations, Metro & MRT, and others.

Source: IRCON-Tender update | Image Credit (representational): MoR