HCC bags Pranahitha-Chevella lift irrigation scheme order

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Mumbai, July 29 (ANI/Business Wire India): Hindustan Construction Company (HCC), a leading infrastructure construction and development company, in joint venture with SEW Infrastructures Ltd and Megha Engineeringand Infrastructures Ltd (MEIL) has bagged a prestigious contract of Pranahitha-Chevella Lift Irrigation Scheme, Package - 3 from the Irrigation and Command Area Development (ICAD) department of Government of Andhra Pradesh.

This order is worth Rs. 639.27 crore (HCC share Rs 326.03 crore) for construction of a barrage of around 3.5 km on river Pranahitha near Tummidi Hetti village in Adilabad district of Andhra Pradesh.

The contract covers detailed investigation, preparation of designs, drawings and construction of a barrage including fixing of gates, head regulator and 500 meter long gravity canals.

The project will be completed in 48 calendar months. This order is a part of the government's historical programme named 'Jalayagnam', the initiative to provide immediate irrigation benefits to all under developed regions of Andhra Pradesh. Pranahitha-Chevella Lift Irrigation Scheme will irrigate an ayacut of 12.20 lakh acres and provide drinking water to about 1000 villages in Adilabad, Karimnagar, Nizamabad, Medak, Nalgonda and Rangareddy districts in Telangana region.

HCC is currently involved in construction of Godavari Lift irrigation Phase I and Phase II in Andhra Pradesh where Phase I has already been commissioned and Phase II is in advance stages of completion.

In addition, HCC is currently executing four major projects in Andhra Pradesh including India's first Cavern for strategic storage of crude oil at Visakhapatnam, the Veligonda lift irrigation project, the Rajiv Sagar lift irrigation project and a 30 km highway of NHAI on NH-7 under north-south corridor on BOT basis.

Historically HCC's relationship with Andhra Pradesh goes back to the 1930's when it constructed the first bridge over river Godavari at Shahgarh. Since then it has built several infrastructure projects including the Godavari Barrage at Rajahmundry, the Papavinasam Dam, the Vizag Monolith and West Wall Protection and the Railway Bridge over Godavari which is the first and only bow-string bridge in India.

HCC has built several landmark projects in India's Hydro Power and water resources sector, with at least 10 of these situated in the geologically challenging Himalayan region. Having also constructed over 45 dams, barrages and 15 powerhouses in the Indian sub continent, HCC has contributed to over 30 per cent of India's installed hydropower capacity.

ANI

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