GMR Infra speeding on Railway business

हैदराबाद Hyderabad (HYD): A Consortium led by GMR Infrastructure Limited has won three construction packages of rail line doubling of Multi Modal Transport System (MMTS) – Phase II works on Secunderabad Division of South Central Railway in the State of Andhra Pradesh.

Rail Vikas Nigam Limited has issued the Letter of Award to the GMR consortium on 11th June 2014.

The total contract value is approximately Rs.389 crore of which GMR’s share of work is Rs.207 crore. The project is scheduled to commence by middle of July 2014, with a completion period of 30 months.

Early this year, as a part of a diversification move, GMR Infrastructure had entered the railway construction sector. In February, a consortium led by GMR Infrastructure had secured a construction package for rail line doubling between Jhansi and Bhimsen stations in Uttar Pradesh.

GMR is the lead member of the consortium, with Tata Projects Ltd and Kalindee Rail Nirman (Engineers) Ltd as partners.

B.V.N.Rao, Business Chairman (Urban Infrastructure and Highways) at GMR Infrastructure, said that his company sees a huge potential to upgrade the railway infrastructure in India and this includes the dedicated freight corridor and the upcoming high-speed railway projects. “This is a testimony of our continuing interest in railway projects, as we see a huge potential to upgrade the railway infrastructure in the country. This includes the dedicated freight corridor (DFC) and the upcoming high speed railway projects, as recently announced by the government,’’ Rao said in a release.

The work includes construction of roadbed, major and minor bridges, track linking, outdoor signal & telecom (S&T) works, over head electrification (OHE), traction substation (TSS) and general electrical works. GMR is the lead member of the consortium with Tata Projects and Kalindee Rail Nirman as partner for OHE and Track works, S&T works respectively. The project is scheduled to commence by middle of July 2014, with a completion period of 30 months.

At present, GMR Infrastructure is present in airports, energy, highways and urban infrastructure sectors.

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