Reliance Infrastructure E&C has received a Letter of Award (LOA) from the Airports Authority of India (AAI) of a contract worth INR6.48bn ($92m) for a new greenfield airport at Hirasar in Rajkot district in the Indian state of Gujarat.
Reliance Infrastructure had participated in the tender for 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 and related retaining structures.
Work also includes the setting up of 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.
The company had scored the highest technical score of 92.2% among nine qualified bidders such as Afcons and L&T.
The airport is to be completed within 30 months from the date of issue of LoA.
The new airport is being constructed at a location near National Highway (NH-8B) connecting Ahmedabad and Rajkot, nearly 36km from the existing Rajkot Airport. Over time, the proposed new airport will also meet the spillover needs of Ahmedabad.
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.
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 strengthen Reliance Infrastructure Limited’s bona fide to be a leader in infrastructure projects.”
Reliance Infrastructure E&C is part of Reliance Infrastructure (RInfra) with business interests spanning infrastructure segments such as roads and highways, railways and metros, mega civil projects, water and marine, and renewables in addition to power projects.
Image: Reliance Infra bags AAI contract for greenfield airport in Gujarat. Photo: Courtesy of Photo by Ken Yam on Unsplash.