GMR bags its first order in railway sector

Written by fe Bureau | Mumbai | Updated: Mar 5 2014, 09:28am hrs
A GMR Infrastructure-led consortium on Tuesday said it has won the project for doubling of the rail line between Jhansi and Bhimsen stations in Uttar Pradesh. The total contract is valued at around R267 crore, of which GMRs share of work is about R135 crore, the company said.

This is GMRs first project in the railway sector. GMR is the lead member of the consortium with Tata Projects & Kalindee Rail Nirman as partners for OHE and track works, S&T works, respectively. The project is scheduled to commence from April 2 and duration for completion of the project is 42 months.

Work includes construction of roadbed, bridges, track linking, outdoor S&T works, OHE, TSS and general electrical works from Jhansi to Erich Road.

GMR Urban Infrastructure and Highways chief executive Arun Kumar Sharma said, We are happy to announce our first foray into the railway construction sector. This win reflects our long term vision of building our EPC expertise in a niche segment like railways, and will pave the way for similar projects in future.