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Reliance Infra E&C bags AAI contract for greenfield airport in Rajkot

NetIndian News Network

Mumbai, March 7, 2019

Reliance Infrastructure Limited E&C has said  that it has received the Letter of Award (LOA) from the Airports Authority of India (AAI) for a contract worth Rs. 648 crore for the construction of new greenfield airport at Hirasar in Rajkot district of Gujarat.
The company, a part of the Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group, had participated in the tender for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract independently as a main contractor.
The scope of work includes, detailed designing, engineering, procurement and construction of runway, basic strips, turning pads, taxiways, apron, perimeter and other roads, earth work in cut/fill and grading, drainage system, related retaining structures, fire station, MT pool, fire pit, cooling pit, ARP and associated approaches, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of airfield ground lighting system, visual aids for navigation and bird hazard reduction, a press release from the company said here yesterday.
Reliance Infrastructure had scored the highest technical score of 92.2% among nine qualified bidders like Afcons, and L&T. The airport is to be completed within 30 months from the date of issue of LoA, it said.
The new airport is being constructed at a location near National Highway (NH-8B) connecting Ahmedabad and Rajkot, nearly 36 km from the existing Rajkot Airport. Over time, the proposed new airport will also meet the spill over needs of Ahmedabad, the release said.
"The holistic development of Hirasar airport will not only serve the demand generated by Rajkot city but also cater to the demand in the neighbouring states," it said.
Reliance Infrastructure E&C CEO Arun Gupta, said, “Our strong credentials in infrastructure projects execution are borne out by the successful execution of large scale transportation and power projects. The Hirasar airport project will further strengthens Reliance Infrastructure Limited’s bona fide to be a leader in infrastructure projects.”
Reliance Infrastructure Limited E&C is part of Reliance Infrastructure Limited (RInfra), with business interests spanning diverse infrastructure segments such as Roads and Highways, Railways and Metros, Mega Civil projects, Water and Marine, and Renewables in addition to Power projects.

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