Reliance Infrastructure Limited has bagged a contract to build a new airport at Hirasar in Rajkot district of Gujarat with a cost of Rs 648 crore.
The company said on Tuesday that it has got the letter of award from the Airports Authority of India (AAI). The company had participated in the tender for engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract independently as the main contractor.
Reliance Infrastructure scored the highest technical score of 92.2 per cent among nine qualified bidders like Afcons, and L&T. The airport is to be completed within 30 months.
It is being constructed at a location near 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 spill over needs of Ahmedabad.
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 company said in a statement.
“Our strong credentials in infrastructure projects execution are borne out by the successful execution of large scale transportation and power projects,” said Reliance Infrastructure E&C CEO Arun Gupta. “The Hirasar airport project will further strengthen our bona fide to be a leader in infrastructure projects.”