TATA Projects bags Railway Electrification contract for Hanumangarh-Sriganganagar-Sarupsar-Suratgarh section on EPC Mode

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The IRCON International Limited has issued a Letter of Acceptance (LOA) to M/s. TATA Projects Limited for Design, Supply, Installation, Testing & Commissioning of Railway Electrification work for Hanumangarh-Sriganganagar-Sarupsar-Suratgarh, Incl. Sarupsar-Anupgarh, Madar-Pushkar, Degna-Ratangarh, Hisar-Suratpura Sections of North Western Railway (Package No. 1) on Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) Mode.”

  • Tender No.: IRCON/ELECT/5032/RE NWR PKG 1/EPC/2
  • Name of Work: Design, Supply, Installation, Testing & Commissioning of Railway Electrification work for Hanumangarh-Sriganganagar-Sarupsar-Suratgarh, Incl. Sarupsar-Anupgarh, Madar-Pushkar, Degna-Ratangarh, Hisar-Suratpura Sections of North Western Railway (Package No. 1) on Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) Mode.”
  • Awarded Value: INR 317.23 Crores
  • Completion Period: 600 Days

In January this year, the IRCON invited tenders for Tender No.: IRCON/ELECT/5032/RE NWR PKG 1/EPC/2.

About the project:

  • Work of Electrification of Railway Lines in the sections of North Western Railway was sanctioned in 2018-19 & 2020-21. This work is appearing in Pink Book of 2018-19 & 2020-21 vide item no. 144, 145, 146 & 152 Railway Board vide D.O. No. 135/2018-19/CORE has directed NWR to submit cost cum feasibility report for electrification of SURATGARH (SOG) (Ex.) – HANUMANGARH (HMH) (Ex.) – SARUPSAR (SRPR) (Ex.) – ANUPGARH (APH), MADAR (MD) – PUSHKAR (PUHT), RATANGARH (RTGH) (Excl.) – DEGANA (DNA) (Excl.) and HISAR (HSR) – SURATPURA (SURP) Incl. sections of North Western Railway.
  • It is a single line section of 492.72 RKM. The main traffic on HMH-SGNR-SOG, MD PHUT, RTGH (Excl.) – DNA (Excl.) and HSR –SURP section is the passenger trains & goods trains. RTGH-DNA section is BG.
S.N. Sections RKM
1 Suratgarh (SOG) (Ex.) – Hanumangarh HMH (Ex.) – Sarupsar (SRPR) (Ex.) – Anupgarh (APH) 261.13
2 Madar (MD) – Pushkar (PUHT) 25.70
3 Ratangarh (RTGH) (Excl.) – Degana (DNA) (Excl.) 142.89
4 Hisar (HSR) – Suratpura (SURP)  63.00

Background:

  • HMH-SGNR-SOG, MD-PHUT, RTGH (Excl.)-DNA (Excl.), HSR -SURP section is 492.72 RKM, single line, BG section. As, it is not electrified, the trains are run on diesel traction. HMH-SGNR-SOG, MD-PHUT, RTGH (Excl.) – DNA (Excl.) and HSR -SURP section are being electrified. Therefore, RTGH-DNA sections will be missing link between two being electrified territories.
  • HMH-SGNR-SOG, MD-PHUT, RTGH (Excl.)-DNA (Excl.), HSR -SURP section consists of 39 stations. All the stations are approachable by road.
  • Section HMH-SGNR-SOG, MD-PHUT, RTGH (Excl.) – DNA (Excl.) and HSR-SURP fall in civil districts of Haryana & Rajasthan.

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.

About TATA Projects Limited:

  • Tata Projects is one of the fastest growing and most admired industrial infrastructure companies in India. 
  • They have expertise in executing large and complex urban and industrial infrastructure projects.
  • They provide ready-to-deploy solutions for refineries, roads, bridges, integrated rail & metro systems, commercial building & airports, and power generation, transmission & distribution systems, chemical process plants, water & waste management and mining & metal purification systems.
  • They deliver projects on time using world-class management techniques and do not compromise on safety and sustainability.
  • Over the years, Tata Projects has grown from a turnover of INR 34,440 million in FY 2015 to INR 1,05,140 million in FY 2020.

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

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