Jul 1 2015 | India Opportunities

DFCCIL awards contracts for DFC project

The Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Ltd (DFCCIL), a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) is engaged in planning, construction, operation and maintenance of the dedicated freight corridors and in the first phase, the two corridors, namely, Eastern Corridor from Ludhiana to Dankuni (1839 kms) and the Western Corridor from Dadri to Jawaharlal Nehru Port (JNPT) (1520 kms) are being constructed. The entire Western Corridor is being funded by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), while the Eastern Corridor from Mughalsarai to Ludhiana is being funded by the World Bank.

As part of the Eastern Corridor, the contract was awarded in May 2015 to GIL-SIL (JV), a joint venture of GMR Infrastructure Ltd and SEW Infrastructure Ltd for construction of 402 kilometre double track between Mughalsarai-New Bhaupur (Kanpur) sections of Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor. The contract value is Rs 5,800 crore. An agreement in this regard has been signed on 27.5.2015 in the presence of Adesh Sharma, Managing Director DFCCIL, Anshuman Sharma, Director/ PP, HD Gujrati, Director/ OP & BD, M K Mittal, Director/ Finance and D S Rana, Director/ Infra. The contract will be implemented on design, build and lumpsum payment mode. The project is funded by World Bank and comprises construction of civil structure and track work involving embankments, bridges, track, stations, maintenance depots and other buildings between Kanpur and Mughalsarai stations of Uttar Pradesh. Track infrastructure will be suitable for running of freight trains at maximum speed of 100 kmph. The construction work on length of 343 km between Khurja-New Bhaupur (Kanpur) and 126 km between Mughalsarai- Sonnagar is already progressing at fast pace. By awarding these contracts, civil work for total length of 871 km from Sonnagar to Khurja has been awarded.

As part of the Western Corridor, the Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Ltd (DFCCIL) has awarded contract to Hitachi-led consortium for Rs 1,780.20 crore to design and implement signalling and electronic system in the 915-km segment between Vadodara and Rewari. The contract includes multi-section digital axle counters, train management and diagnostic system, optic fibre cable-based communication system, GSM-R system, among others.

Contact: Rajesh Khare, DGM/Corp. Comm, DFCCIL, M: 9717636888

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