Reliance Infra gets LoA for Hirasar airport in Gujarat

Anil Ambani Group’s construction arm Reliance Infrastructure said it has got the letter of award for a Rs 648 crore contract to build a new greenfield Airport at Hirasar in Rajkot district of Gujarat.

The airport is to be completed within 30 months.

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 new airport will also meet the spill-over needs of Ahmedabad, the company said.

It will cater to the needs of neighbouring states as well, the company said.

The company beat competition from the likes of Afcons and L&T to the win the contract.

The scope of the company’s work includes designing, engineering, procurement and construction of the runway, basic strips, turning pads, taxiways, apron, perimeter and other roads.

It also has to construct other facilities such as a fire station, MT pool, fire pit, an airfield ground lighting system, visual aids for navigation and bird hazard reduction etc.

Reliance Infrastructure had scored the highest technical score of 92.2% among nine qualified bidders.