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Reliance Infra wins bid for Rajkot airport

Anil Ambani led Reliance Infrastructure Limited has received the Letter of Award from the Airports Authority of India (AAI) for a Rs. 648-crore contract for the construction of 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 the main contractor.

Successful execution

“Our strong credentials in infrastructure projects execution are borne out by the successful execution of large scale transportation and power projects,” said Arun Gupta, CEO, Reliance Infrastructure E&C, commenting on the award of the contract.

“The Hirasar airport project will further strengthen Reliance Infrastructure Limited’s bona fide to be a leader in infrastructure projects,” he added.

Reliance Infrastructure had scored the highest technical score of 92.2% among nine qualified bidders like Afcons and L&T. Work on the airport is to be completed within 30 months from the date of issue of the award.

The new airport is being constructed near National Highway (NH-8B) connecting Ahmedabad and Rajkot, nearly 36 km from the existing Rajkot Airport.

Over time, the proposed airport would also meet the spillover needs of Ahmedabad, according to a statement from the company.

The holistic development of Hirasar airport would not only serve the demand generated by Rajkot city but also cater to the demand in the neighbouring States, the company added.

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