Anil Ambani-led Reliance Infrastructure Limited has received the Letter of Award (LOA) from the Airports Authority of India (AAI) of a contract worth ₹. 648 crores for the construction of new greenfield Airport at Hirasar in Rajkot district of Gujarat.
The company had participated in the tender for engineering, procurement and construction (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, related retaining structures, 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, said a company statement.
Commenting on the award, 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 had scored the highest technical score of 92.2% among nine qualified bidders like Afcons and L&T. The airport is to be completed within 30 months from the date of issue of letter of award (LoA).
The new airport is being constructed at a location near the National Highway (NH-8B) connecting Ahmedabad and Rajkot, nearly 36 km from the existing Rajkot Airport. Over time, the proposed new airport will also meet the spillover needs of Ahmedabad, said the statement.
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, the statement added.