The India-based IVRCL consortium has won a Rs14.8bn ($294m) contract from the Indian Ministry of Road Transport to upgrade a highway in the state of Arunachal Pradesh.

The scope of work also includes the widening of 311km trans-Arunachal highways, construction of 52.60km of realignments, 49 grade intersections, two bridges, 30 minor bridges and 1707 culverts.

The Indian Ministry will provide Rs10bn ($200m) of financial assistance to implement the project.

The project will be completed in four and half years and it will have a concession period of 17 years.

The project is being carried out jointly between IVRCL Assets (IVRCL A&H) and Sushee Infra.