DEHRADUN: The tender for the development and construction of Railway Line between Rishikesh to Karnaprayag under packages 9 in the Indian state of Uttarakhand was awarded to HCC- DBL JV. The tender worth Rs 1334.94 crores was allotted to the firm early on Tuesday. The project includes the construction of tunnels, bridges, yards along with the formation of Chainage under package 9 in connection with the new BG line between the two cities of Uttarakhand.
The Railway Project will connect the two hill cities to the rest part of the country for the first time through trains since the independence of India. The project covers a total distance of 125 KM. This is notable that both cities are of huge religious importance and centres of pilgrimage for Hindus. The development of the Railway Project will help to encourage more people to travel to these holy cities.
According to sources, the HCC-DBL Joint Venture was among the other three firms who took part in the tender process. The said firm had provided the lowest amount for construction of the project and was thus awarded the tender.
The Railways work will start soon on this route as per the official sources and the firm will need to complete the works within 45 months once it completes the formalities and take over to the project. The bidding process was completed through the Delhi based government agency Rail Vikas Nigam Limited ( RVNL ) which issued the notification for this international e-tender on October 22 last year.