HCC Operates Farakka Highways Ltd.

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HCC Concessions Ltd commenced commercial operations of its Rs.1,720 crore Farakka-Raiganj Highways Ltd (FRHL) in Bengal. The project, which has a concession period of 30 years, forms an integral part of HCC’s Rs.4,300-crore development of NH-34 across three contiguous stretches over 256 km between Baharampore and Dalkhola (the first leg between Baharampore to Farakka has been operational since May 2014 with a current daily collection of approximately Rs.40 lakhs). Arjun Dhawan, Chairman of the Board, HCC Concessions said, “HCC’s development of NH-34 is among the largest PPP highway undertakings in the country. NH- 34 is the backbone of the transport system in Bengal, which is the fourth most populous state in India and home to 90 million citizens. HCC is dedicated to the Nation’s service and we are proud of our rich history in completing such projects of national importance.” The construction of FRHL has involved over 130 structures including 9 Major Bridges, 22 Minor Bridges, 5 Underpasses and 2 Toll Plazas, with material coordination alongside NHAI and numerous State agencies. HCC Operations & Maintenance Ltd is the designated O&M contractor for the highway.