GPT Infraprojects JV wins Rs 245-crore contract for a rail line project in Bangladesh

GPT Infraprojects Limited is the flagship company of GPT Group, an infrastructure company based out of Kolkata. Bangladesh Nuke Plant to have rail link, in which GPT won the order for construction of rail line.

NEW DELHI: Infrastructure company GPT Infraprojects today said its joint venture has won a Rs 245.33-crore project for construction of a rail line related to a nuclear power plant in Bangladesh. A dual-gauge railway line will be constructed soon between Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant and Ishwardi junction in Pabna.

Bangladesh Railway on Tuesday signed a contract in this regard with GPT-SEL-CCCL JV, a Indo-Bangla joint venture company in presence of Railway Minister Md Mazibul Hoque in the Rail Bhaban in Dhaka.

In the GPTSEL-CCCL JV, the company said its share is Rs 83.41 crore.

“GPT Infraprojects Limited (GPT) is pleased to announce that the company has bagged an order valued at Rs 245.33 crore (BDT 297.56 Crore), our share being 34 per cent,” the company said in a regulatory filing to the BSE.

The project pertains to construction of rail line in connection with construction of Ruppur Nuclear Power Plant and other ancillary works, Bangladesh.

The company said the contract has been awarded by office of the Chief Engineer (West), Bangladesh Railway, Rajshahi, Bangladesh and the completion period of the project is 18 months.

“This contract is in joint venture in the name GPTSEL-CCCL (JV) of which GPT’s share is 34 per cent,” it said.

GPT Infraprojects Limited is the flagship company of GPT Group, an infrastructure company based out of Kolkata.

Md Mujibur Rahman, General Manager, Bangladesh Railway, West Zone, signed on behalf of Bangladesh Railway, while Subhash Chandra Hawlader, Managing Director of Standard Engineers Ltd. signed on behalf of Indo-Bangla joint venture company Standard Engineers Ltd, Castle Construction Ltd   of Bangladesh and GTP infra projects Ltd of India.

The dual gauge line will be 26.5 kilometres long. It will carry goods and machinery to the plant. The expenditure of the project will be Tk 297.55 crore. It will take 18 months to complete the construction work.

Railway Minister Md Mazibul Hoque chaired the signing ceremony. He said the government has given special importance to the railways to quicken the country’s progress and development. He said also, the nuclear power plant will be very important project in the country.
The new rail track will link the project with main track of rail aiming to carry  important materials and machinery from Chattogram and Mongla Ports to Rooppur, south of the Paksey Railway Station.

The Minister said, a 4-kilometer loop line, a new railway station, a platform, seven culverts, 13 level crossings and signaling systems will be constructed.

Railway Ministry’s Secretary Mozammel Hossain, Railway Director General Amzad Hossain and GPT-SEL-CCCL JV’s Chief Executive Officer Kazi Nabil Ahmed, among others, were present.