Aug 11: Engineering and construction group Punj Lloyd Ltd has won an EPC railway contract worth Rs 478 crore from North Western Railway for 108.75 km of doubling work between Phulera-Degana in Rajasthan.
According to the company, the scope of the work entails composite works of construction of second railway line with civil infrastructure work, track work, signaling and telecommunication work. The project site falls between Jaipur-Jodhpur section, it said.
Speaking on the award win, Atul Jain, Director, Punj Lloyd Group, said, “I am pleased our EPC expertise is no being leveraged in railway projects. Indian railways has taken cognizance of the fact that improved and modernized project execution capabilities are critical for speedy capacity creation and have moved away from conventional rate contracts to adopt the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) mode of contracting for construction. This is the first EPC contract awarded by North Western Railways for Doubling of BG line.”