NEW DELHI, Feb 24 - Hindustan Construction Company (HCC) today said its joint venture (JV) with Vensar Constructions Company Ltd (VCCL) has been awarded Rs 1,114 crore contract to construct the Imphal-Tamenglong Highway, which is a part of Asian Highway No 1.
The contract has been awarded by Manipur PWD. The project is to be completed in 42 months, it said in a statement. The project is backed by Asian Development Bank and this part of the highway starts at Imphal and ends at Tamenglong covering a total length of 111 kms, the statement said.
The Imphal-Kangchup-Tamenglong highway provides shortest connectivity from Manipur to the East West Corridor of the NHAI.
The highway will also reduce the distance from Guwahati to Imphal by around 90 kms as compared to the existing route via Dimapur. It passes through districts of West Imphal and Tamenglong connecting major settlements of Imphal, Kangchup, Haochong, Bhalok and Tamenglong. � PTI