Infrastructure major Hindustan Construction Company (HCC), in a joint venture with Germany's DSD Brouckenbau GmbH and VNR Infrastructures Ltd, has won a Rs987 crore order to build a bridge over the Brahmaputra river.
The contract was awarded by North east Frontier Railway and the joint venture firms will construct the superstructure of Bogibeel rail-cum-road bridge over river Brahmaputra near Dibrugarh, Assam.
HCC share in this order is 51 percent, while DSD Brouckenbau GmbH 20 percent and VNR Infrastructures Ltd holds a 29 percent stake.
Bogibeel rail-cum-road bridge will be a double-decker bridge having two railway tracks on the lower deck and a 3-lane road on the upper deck.
The road level will be 10.5 meters above the railway line. The total length of the bridge will be 4.315 kms. This will be the fourth largest bridge in the country and the longest bridge over the Brahmaputra river.
''This is one of the modern bridges and HCC along with its joint venture partners is committed to build a world class infrastructure for the Indian Railways. The work on this superstructure will be completed in 48 months,'' HCC president and whole time director Arun Karmabelkar said.