GANDHINAGAR (Metro Rail News): Ashoka Buildcon Limited has bagged the contract of gauge conversion of Bechraji (63.83 KM)-Ranuj (101.983 KM) section with total length of 38.153 KM in Ahmedabad Division of Western Railway. Ashoka Buildcon has received a Letter of Award (LOA) from Gujarat Rail Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (G-RIDE) for this work. The accepted project cost is Rs.333.625 Crore.
Tender Number: GRIDE/BRCL/EPC/2020-21/002
Name of work: Gauge Conversion of Bechraji (63.83 KM)-Ranuj (101.983 KM) Section, Total Length of 38.153 KM Metre Gauge to Broad Gauge with 25 KV AC Electrification in Ahmedabad Division of Western Railway.
Contract Value: INR 333.625 Crore
This project of gauge conversion is a part of Katosan road – Becharaji – Chanasma – Ranuj (65km) gauge conversion from meter gauge to broad Gauge.
At present, a meter gauge line connecting Katosan to Ranuj passes through Becharaji near which is located the Mandal-Becharaji Special Investment Region (MBSIR). A broad gauge railway line connecting Viramgam with Mehsana already passes through the MBSIR at Detroj.
The conversion of gauge is imperative for the MBSIR as it develops and for the industries in the region. Maruti-Suzuki, Honda Motors and their ancillary companies have already started work on production plant.