24 November 2011
A consortium led by Hindustan Construction Company (HCC) has won a US$187 million contract to build a double-deck road and rail road bridge over the Brahmaputra River.
The 4.315km bridge for Northeast Frontier Railway will be one of the longest in India. Bogibeel Rail-cum-Road Bridge will have two railway tracks on the lower deck and a three-lane road on the upper deck. The road level will be 10.5m above the railway line.
HCC has a 51% share of the joint venture contract, with DSD Brouckenbau of Germany taking 20% and and VNR Infrastructures 29%.
Work on the superstructure is due for completion in 48 months.