Work starts on Pune metro East-West line, HCC-Al Faraa wins 8 stations

A tunnel constructed by HCC

Infrastructure company Hindustan Construction Company said it got another contract, worth Rs 484 cr, from Pune Metro for the construction of 8 stations on the east-west line.

The contract comes two months after it reported a contract win for 9 stations in Line I.

The contract has been won in consortium with the Dubai-based AL FARAA construction group.

HCC’s share in the JV is 51% (Rs 247 crore), it said.

The contract is for construction of eight elevated metro rail stations viz. Vanaz, Anand Nagar, lceal Colony, Nal Stop, Garware College, Deccan, Sambhaji Park & PMC on Line II, it said.

Line II runs from East to West and has a length of 14.66 km, compared to about 16 km for the first line.

The second line is totally elevated and has 16 stations out of which 8 are being built by HCC.

“The work involves general and structural civil works of the station buildings and architectural & site development.”

This is the second order HCC has received from Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation Ltd for Pune Metro Rail Project.

“We are honored to receive this second order from MMRCL. HCC has been undertaking challenging assignments in metro development and repeat order from MMRCL reflects our ability to execute complex assignments” said Arun Karambelkar, President & CEO-E&C, HCC Ltd.

In November, the company had said that the term of the contract was 110 weeks.

The Line I is partly elevated and partly underground starting from Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation to Swargate.

The total construction cost of Phase 1 was estimated at around Rs 500 cr.

HCC has helped Delhi Metro dig 18.14 km of tunnels and 13 underground stations and Kolkata Metro construct 6.47 km tunnels and 4 underground stations.

In Mumbai Metrol, the company has built 8 elevated stations.