HCC, as a lead partner in the joint venture with HSEPL has been awarded Rs 672.99 crore contract on EPC basis for the construction of Parwan Gravity Dam by the Water Resources Department, Government of Rajasthan. HCC’s share in the JV is 90% (Rs 605.70 crore).
Says Arun Karambelkar, President & CEO- E&C, HCC Ltd, "This project will not only provide irrigation benefits to an area of 1,31,400 ha covering 313 villages but will also cater to drinking water demand of 820 villages of Jhalawar, Baran & Kota districts. In addition about 79 million cu m water form this dam will be utilized for two thermal power plants coming up in the region.”
The project envisages construction of a concrete gravity dam and 8.475 km long tunnel for irrigation and water supply purpose involving civil, hydro-mechanical and electrical works on EPC basis. A 21 km long access road will be also constructed to the project site. The project is to be completed in 48 months.
The project is located approximately 375 kms from Jaipur and is part of Parwan Irrigation cum Drinking Water Supply Project on Parwan river. The Parwan river is a tributary of Kalisindh river, which is the main tributary of Chambal river.