Jhajharia Nirman bags order for construction of bridges for Western Dedicated Freight Corridor Phase-2

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IRCON International Limited has issued a Letter of Acceptance (LOA) to M/s Jhajharia Nirman Ltd. for the work of Construction of bridges (Major, Minor and RUB) from DFC Ch: 151.00 to DFC Ch: 162.100 in connection with construction of Western Dedicated Freight Phase-II Vaitarna – Sachin section: Package (SS2B2 – Bridge Works).

  • Tender Ref No.: IRCON/3018/DFCCTP12/e tender/Br. Work/SS2B2/8-353
  • Name of work: Construction of bridges (Major, Minor and RUB) from DFC Ch: 151.00 to DFC Ch: 162.100 in connection with construction of Western Dedicated Freight Phase-II Vaitarna – Sachin section: Package (SS2B2 – Bridge Works).
  • Awarded Value: INR 18.38 Crores
  • Work Completion Period (in days): 181
  • Length: 186 Km

About Western DFC:

  • It may be noted that the Western Corridor connecting Dadri in Uttar Pradesh to Jawaharlal Nehru Port (JNPT) in Mumbai will traverse through the states of UP, Haryana, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Maharashtra of WDFC & EDFC.
  • WDFC’s 306 km Rewari – Madar section was dedicated to the nation on 07.01.2021.
  • Trial run of 369 km of WDFC between New Palanpur to New Kishangarh has been done.
  • EDFC’s 351 km New Bhaupur – New Khurja section and the Operation Control Centre at Prayagraj were dedicated to the nation by the Hon’ble PM on 29.12.2020.
  • A total of approx. 2800 route Km of the whole WDFC and EDFC (excluding the Sonnagar – Dankuni PPP section) will be commissioned by June 2022.
  • In the first phase, the DFCCIL is constructing the Western DFC (1506 Route km) and Eastern DFC (1875 route km including PPP section of Sonnagar-Dankuni Section.
  • The EDFC starting from Sahnewal near Ludhiana (Punjab) will pass through the states of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Jharkhand to terminate at Dankuni in West Bengal.
  • The Western Corridor connecting Dadri in Uttar  Pradesh to Jawaharlal Nehru Port (JNPT) in Mumbai will traverse through the states of UP, Haryana, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Maharashtra of WDFC & EDFC.

About Jhajharia Nirman Ltd.:

  • Jhajharia Nirman Limited, one of the leading civil engineering companies in the nation, has its operation in over six states, which include Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Orissa, Delhi, and West Bengal. 
  • The company holds a turnover of over 500 crores, a work in hand value over 2000 crores, and a workforce in excess of a thousand, which collectively make it one of the most prestigious firms in the nation.

About IRCON International Limited (IRCON):

  • 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

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