Airport Authority of India (AAI) had invited bid for construction of new Greenfield airport at Hirasar in Rajkot district of Gujarat, is to be built at a cost of over Rs1,400 crore. RInfra Likely to Win the Contract of Greenfield Hirasar Airport. According to two sources, financial bids for the EPC tender floated by AAI were opened on August 9. The bid of the Anil Ambani-led Reliance Infrastructure has emerged as the lowest bidder, it was placed at around Rs 650 crore, as against AAI’s estimated cost of Rs 797 crore. Among the other bidders for the project were L&T, Afcons, Dilip Buildcon and Gayatri Projects.
RInfra Likely to Win the Contract of Greenfield Hirasar Airport. According to the tender documentation, the scope of work includes detailed designing, engineering, procurement and construction of a runway strip, turning pads, taxiways, apron, perimeter and other roads as well as earth work, a drainage system and fire station, among other structures. The contract also includes installation, testing and commissioning of an airfield ground lighting system, visual aids for navigation and a bird hazard reduction system.
The project is to be completed within 30 months from the date of issue of the letter of award (LoA). The contract also requires the contractor to provide operation and maintenance services for a period of two years following the commissioning of the project.
PM Modi had laid the foundation stone for the new international greenfield airport near Hirasar, about 30km from Rajkot city. The new airport aims at supporting the development of trade and tourism, besides improving regional connectivity in Gujarat. The environment clearance for the project was obtained in October the same year. Read more