Dilip Buildcon Ltd (DBL), one of the leading road-focused private EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) companies in India, has bagged a contract worth Rs.545.40 crore from MORTH (Ministry of Road Transport and Highways), Government of India. The order is to build a 640-metre-long and eight-lane cable-stayed bridge across the Zuari River in Goa.
Dilip Buildcon has joined hands with a Ukrainian-based company, Mostobudivelnyi Zahin Limited (MBZ) with a 70 per cent and 30 per cent stake respectively, to construct the cable bridge. MBZ has plenteous experience in construction of cable suspension bridges and will be the technical partner to Dilip Buildcon for this project.
Devendra Jain, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, Dilip Buildcon Ltd, said, “This is our first project in Goa, and we are extremely glad to have bagged this prestigious project and hope that we are able to complete the project before time. With this, we are now present in 12 states across India.”
The union surface transport minister Nitin Gadkari laid the foundation stone of the project on January 2, 2016. The estimated cost of the 1.084-km long project is Rs.676.19 crore and a completion period of 36 months. There are around 4 to 5 cable suspension bridges built on a large scale in India, and this would be the second largest cable bridge lengthwise in the country after Vidyasagar Setu in Kolkata.