Tuesday, March 05, 2019

Reliance Infra wins Rs 648 cr contract from AAI to build new airport at Rajkot, Gujarat

New Delhi: Reliance Infrastructure (RInfra) on Tuesday said the company has bagged a Rs 648 crore contract from the Airport Authority of India (AAI) to build a new airport at Hirasar, in Rajkot district of Gujarat. The new airport is being constructed near National Highway-8B connecting Ahmedabad and Rajkot, nearly 36 km from the existing Rajkot Airport.

The company emerged winner among nine bidders that included Larsen & Toubro, Dilip Buildcon and Gayatri Projects.

"Reliance Infrastructure Limited E&C (Engineering & Construction) has received the Letter of Award (LOA) from the Airport Authority of India (AAI) of a contract worth Rs 648 crore for the construction of new greenfield Airport at Hirasar in Rajkot district of Gujarat," RInfra said in a statement here.

Relaince Infrastructure participated in the tender for engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract independently as a main contractor.

The company said the scope of the EPC contract includes, construction of runway, turning pads, taxiways, apron, perimeter and other roads, drainage system, fire station, fire pit, cooling pit, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of airfield ground lighting system, visual aids for navigation and bird hazard reduction etc.

"Reliance Infrastructure had scored the highest technical score of 92.2 per cent 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," the company said.

Over time, the proposed new airport will also meet the spill over needs of Ahmedabad.

05/03/19 PTI/Times of India