One of India’s leading road and high building companies, IRB Infrastructure Developers Ltd, led by Virendra D Mhaiskar, operates one of the largest project portfolios in India with 12,800 lane Km. The company is known for executing complex projects under difficult terrains. IRB Infrastructure has a portfolio of 17 owned projects and 7 projects under O&M contracts as a project manager for IRB InvIT. Having successfully completed 7 concessions till date, IRB Infrastructure has forayed deep into the infrastructure industry.
IRB has been associated with the prestigious golden quadrilateral project. It is also the first company to launch India’s only Infrastructure investment trust known as InvIT.
Listed below are some of the top ongoing concessions of IRB Infrastructure:
(1) Yedeshi-Aurangabad NH 211 Project
It was in 2014, when NHAI (National Highway Authority of India) and an SPV of IRB Infrastructure Developers Ltd entered into a concession agreement to develop, operate and maintain theYedeshi-Aurangabad NH 211 Project. The company was entrusted to expand the 189.9 km section of NH 211 between Yedeshi and Aurangabad from two lanes to four lanes on DBFOT basis.
The project includes 15 vehicular underpasses, 56 bus bays, 1 railway over bridge, 57 minor bridges, 5 major bridges, 194 culverts, 73.71 km service road, 18 pedestrian underpasses, 5 flyovers, 3 toll fee plaza and 98 intersections. The cost of the project is Rs 3,370 crores.
The Yedeshi-Aurangabad project comprises the section of NH 211 from km 100.00 to km 290.20. The project links Dhule and Solapur via Chalisgaon, Yellora, Daulatabad, Aurangabad, Beed, Yedeshi and Tuljapur. The Yedeshi – Aurangabad NH 211 Project caters to various types of traffic, including urban, suburban and regional traffic.
(2) Kaithal to Rajasthan Border NH-152/65
In 2014, an SPV of IRB Infrastructure Developers Ltd and NHAI (National Highway Authority of India) entered into a concession agreement to develop, operate and maintain 166.26 km Kaithal to Rajasthan border section of NH 152/65 project. The project was a 2 lane highway, and IRB was entrusted to convert it into 4 lanes for safe and better connectivity.
The importance of Kaithal-Rajasthan border section is significant, as is traverses through 4 districts of the Haryana state namely Kaithal, Jind, Hisar and Bhiwani. The nodal towns on the stretch are Kalayat, Narwana, Barwala, Hisar, Barwa and Siwana.
The project comprises of 5 vehicular underpasses, 71 intersections, 1 railway over bridge, 13 minor bridges, 241 culverts, 20.90 km of service road, 18 pedestrian underpasses, 5 flyovers and 3 toll fee plaza. The project cost is Rs 2290 crores.
(3) Solapur-Yedeshi NH 211
In a bid to expand the 98.717 km section from two lanes to four lanes, an SPV of IRB Infrastructure Developers Ltd and the NHAI entered into a concession agreement in 2014 to develop, operate and maintain the Solapur-Yedeshi section of NH 211 project.
After the completion of the project, Solapur-Yedeshi highway turned into a busy corridor. Better connectivity not only ensured the even flow of commodities, but also helped in the distribution of the products in the least possible time. The Solapur-Yedeshi NH211 project caters to urban, suburban and regional traffic.
The project has 4 truck lay bye, 48 bus bays, 1 railways over bridge, 25 minor bridges, 2 major bridges, 134 culverts, 33.622 km service road, 11 pedestrian underpasses, 7 flyovers, 66 intersections and 2 toll fee plaza. The cost of the project is Rs 1492 crores.
(4) Ahmedabad-Vadodara NH8
National Highway Authority of India and IAVSETPL (IRB Ahmedabad Vadodara Super Express Tollway Private Limited), an SPV of IRB Infra entered into a concession in 2011 to expand a 102.3 km section of NH8 between Ahmedabad and Vadodara from two to six lanes and improve the 93.302 km section of existing Ahmedabad – Vadodara Expressway (NE 1).
NH 8 is one of the busiest highways in the subcontinent as it connects the national capital Delhi to the financial capital Mumbai, and other major cities, including Gurgaon, Jaipur, Ajmer, Udaipur, Ahmedabad, Vadodara and Surat.
The project comprises of 9 vehicular underpasses, 4 railway over bridges, 20 minor bridges, 4 major bridges, 186 culverts, 14 pedestrian underpasses, 15 flyovers, 125 intersections, 13.3 km dandi heritage route and 126.08 km service road and 2 toll fee plaza. The cost of the project is Rs 4880 crores.
The Ahmedabad – Vadodara NH 8 Project is also a part of most ambitious and prestigious Golden Quadrilateral project, undertaken by the NHAI.
(5) Pune-Nashik NH50
The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MORTH) and an SPV of IRB Infrastructure Developers Ltd., entered into a Concession Agreement in 2003 to develop, operate and maintain the Pune Nashik section of NH50 Project. The SPV was entrusted to expand a 29.81 km section of NH50 between Pune and Nashik in Maharashtra from two lanes to four lanes.
The project consists of 13 intersections, 8 minor bridges, 2 major bridges, 3.3 km service road and 2 toll fee plaza. The cost of the project is Rs 73 crores.
The Project Stretch of NH-50 passes through the districts of Pune, Ahmednagar and Nashik in the state of Maharashtra. The Golden triangle of Mumbai-Pune-Nashik is known as a future hub of development. The Pune–Nashik section of NH-50 mainly caters to the long distance traffic having major contribution of trailers/containers along with passenger traffic visiting various pilgrimage centers near Pune and Nashik.