Hindustan Construction Company

Hindustan Construction Company Limited (HCC) is an Indian Engineering, Procurement, Construction, and Project Management companies. It is headquartered in Mumbai. HCC was founded by Industrialist Seth Walchand Hirachand in 1926.[2]

Hindustan Construction Company Limited (HCC Limited)
Founded27 January 1926
FounderWalchand Hirachand
HeadquartersHincon House, LBS Marg, Vikhroli (West) Mumbai, India
Key people
Ajit Gulabchand
(Chairman & MD)
Arjun Dhawan
(Executive Vice Chairman)
Jaspreet Bhullar
Rahul Rao
Nitesh Kumar Jha
(Company Secretary)[1]
Revenue10,669.7 crore (US$1.3 billion) (2021-22)
31 crore (US$3.9 million) (2021-22)
Number of employees
1,100 (2021-22)
  • HCC Infrastructure Co. Ltd.
  • Steiner AG

HCC has executed a majority of India’s landmark infrastructure projects, including 29% of India’s hydropower capacity, over 65% of India’s nuclear power generation capacity, 3,800 km of roads and expressways, 375 bridges and 337 km of complex tunnelling.

Ajit Gulabchand is Chairman and Managing Director of HCC. Arjun Dhawan is Executive Vice Chairman.[3]

Our Founder: Seth Walchand HirachandEdit

Seth Walchand Hirachand is widely hailed as the Father of the Indian Transportation Industry. He is remembered as the man who took an ambitious yet pragmatic stand in challenging British monopolies, a feat that resulted in India’s first shipyard, aircraft factory and automobile factory.

He began his entrepreneurial foray in the Construction industry, first as a railway contractor and then as a contractor to other departments of Government.  Some of the major projects executed by him include tunnelling through the Bhor Ghats for a railway route from Mumbai to Pune and laying of water pipes from Tansa lake to Mumbai. Other major projects executed by him include the Kalabag Bridge over the Indus River and a bridge across the Irrawaddy River in Burma.

A proud son of India, Seth Walchand Hirachand led the battle against undue restrictions on Indian entrepreneurship during the freedom struggle. A daring visionary, his firm belief that Indian businessmen could compete with the best in the world underscored his successful forays into uncharted waters.

By the end of his journey, Seth Walchand Hirachand had created enterprises that spanned the entire industrial spectrum, including Construction, Shipping, Engineering, Agriculture and Agricultural Products, Automobiles, Aerospace, and Finance.


HCC was incorporated in 1926, when it received a contract to construct the Bhor Ghat Tunnel on the Mumbai-Pune railway line. The tunnel was completed in 1928.

In 1993, Ajit Gulabchand came out of an internal Walachand family struggle with control of the HCC. It was reported that few wanted control of the company with a turnover of 125 crore and profits of less than 5 crores at that time.[4]

  • 1954 - India's first dam: Vaitarna dam, Maharashtra
  • 1954 - India's first bridge: railway bridge across river Torsa, Assam
  • 1954 - India's first water treatment plant in Mumbai
  • 1956 - India's first thermal plant for Tata, Mumbai
  • 1966 - India's first barrage: Sone barrage, Bihar
  • 1967 - India's first port: impounded dock for Haldia, West Bengal
  • 1971 - World’s longest barrage: Farakka barrage, West Bengal
  • 1971 - India's first nuclear power plant: Rajasthan Atomic Power Project – Unit 1&2
  • 1971 - India’s first integrated steel plant: Bhilai, Madhya Pradesh
  • 1975 - India's first underground power house: Yamuna Power House, Uttarakhand
  • 1977 - Idukki double curvature dam, Kerala
  • 1983 - India’s largest water treatment plant: Bhandup, Mumbai
  • 1983 - India’s largest rail coach factory in Kapurthala, Punjab
  • 2009 - India’s first Sea Link bridge: Bandra Worli Sea Link, Mumbai
  • 2010 - India's largest nuclear power plant: Kundankulam nuclear power plant, Tamil Nadu
  • 2011 – India’s first strategic crude oil storage cavern: Vizag Oil Cavern; Andhra Pradesh
  • 2012 – India's highest altitude Hydro Power projects: Nimoo Bazgo & Chutak Hydro Power Projects, Jammu & Kashmir
  • 2013 – India’s longest transportation tunnel: Pir Panjal Railway Tunnel, Jammu & Kashmir
  • 2014 – India’s second strategic crude oil storage cavern: Padur Oil Cavern, Karnataka
  • 2016 – NHPC’s first RCC dam: Teesta Low Dam Stage IV Project, West Bengal
  • 2018 – Largest EPC contract of NHPC: Kishanganga Hydro Power Project, J&K
  • 2018 – India’s longest Rail-cum-road Bridge: Bogibeel Bridge; Assam


HCC develops and executes technically complex, high-value projects that span across diverse segments such as transportation, power, marine projects, irrigation and water supply, special buildings and industrial plants. HCC’s projects are hallmarks of quality, excellence, and precision; the company has delivered numerous engineering marvels within each of its respective segments.

  • Transportation: HCC caters to all segments of the transportation sector and has executed numerous technologically complex projects including metro rails, bridges, highways, tunnels, sea-links, ports and marine projects. HCC has built more than 4,036 lane kms of highways spanning the length and breadth of India in the form of Expressways, National Highways, State Highways and Port approach systems.
  • Hydropower: HCC possesses the skill, scale and speed to address every aspect of a hydropower project including dams, barrages, powerhouses, shafts, tunnels, canals etc. The company has built 4 out of 10 highest concrete dams, 2 out of 5 largest underground power stations and 365 km of tunnels out of which 206 km is in complex Himalayan geology. It has constructed 50 dams and barrages, 23 surface and underground power stations and 7 EPC hydropower projects.
  • Nuclear Power: HCC has been the construction partner of choice since the birth of India’s nuclear program. The company specialises in the construction of reactor buildings, turbine buildings, balance of plants, make-up water systems, cooling towers and chimneys. It has constructed India’s first indigenously built nuclear power plant at Kota. So far HCC has built 17 out of 24 nuclear reactors in India.
  • Irrigation and Water Supply: HCC specialises in the execution of large, complex integrated water management projects on EPC basis, from source development till commissioning. HCC has constructed dams and barrages, aqueducts, sewage treatment plants, integrated water schemes, canals and pumping stations. Till date, it has constructed 7 irrigation dams, 21 barrages, 105 water/sewage treatment plants and 460 km pipelines.
  • Buildings and Industrial plants: HCC is a leader in specialized buildings and industrial buildings due to its precision engineering capabilities and speed of implementation. A total of 109 such buildings have been constructed over the last seven years, measuring 7.5 million sq ft, which includes smart city development of 4.4 million sq. ft., 47 Power plant buildings, 18 Metro station buildings, 19 Industrial buildings, 14 Commercial and Residential buildings and 11 Institutional buildings.

HCC has remained at the forefront of India’s engineering construction industry with global management practices, which include international ISO certifications for management systems in Quality, Occupational Health & Safety and Environment. Sustainability is not merely a buzzword at HCC, but rather a living purpose. The company has implemented many important initiatives through the government-recognized Centre for Research and Development and Innovation (CRDI) towards this end, including the use of fly ash in concrete that helps reduce carbon emissions (78,000 tons of CO2 equivalent in last 5 years) and innovative techniques in pipeline joint testing (helped save 99% of water).

Safety FirstEdit

At HCC, safety is of paramount importance. The company endeavours to achieve 'zero reportable injuries' at each work site. Over the years, progressive initiatives have been undertaken to continually improve safety performance, including mandatory induction training programmes, toolbox talks, training in usage of personal protective equipment etc.

Besides these initiatives, HCC has undertaken a behaviour Based Safety Programme that brought about a paradigm shift in the way safety is observed at sites. The programme analyses cause of possible accidents, near-misses, unsafe conditions and unsafe acts. Each of these causes is systematically reported and corresponding actions are taken to mitigate the possibility of an accident.

Key Projects Executed by HCCEdit

The 4.94 km long Bogibeel Rail-cum-Road Bridge is the third longest bridge and the longest double deck bridge in India.
The Bandra Worli Sea Link (BWSL).
This project, located in Leh district of Jammu & Kashmir, is built at an altitude of 11,000 ft above sea level where winter temperatures are below −40° C.
The Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant, the largest nuclear power plant in India.
Mughal Road.
The 1,020 MW Tala Hydro Power Project is the largest operating hydropower project in Bhutan.
The 11 km long Pir Panjal tunnel between Qazigund and Banihal towns in Jammu & Kashmir is India’s longest rail tunnel and Asia’s second longest.
The Idukki Dam is constructed across the Periyar River in a narrow gorge between two granite hills Kuravan and Kurathi in Kerala. At 167.68 m, it is the tallest Arch Dam in Asia and the third in the world. HCC completed this dam in 1973.

Some projects executed by HCC include: Transportation:

  1. Allahabad Bypass, Uttar Pradesh
  2. Bandra-Worli Sea Link, Maharashtra
  3. Bhorghat Tunnel, Maharashtra
  4. Bogibeel Rail-cum-Road Bridge, Assam
  5. Chambal Bridge at Dholpur, Rajasthan
  6. Chennai Bypass, Tamil Nadu
  7. Chennai Ore Berth, Jetty, Wharf, Tamil Nadu
  8. Delhi Faridabad Elevated Expressway
  9. DMRC - Airport Metro Express Line, Delhi
  10. DMRC - Janakpuri West to Palam Station, Delhi
  11. DMRC - Netaji Subhash Place to Shalimar Bagh, Delhi
  12. DMRC - Vishwa Vidyalaya to ISBT, Delhi
  13. East-West Corridor Project, Rajasthan
  14. Elevated Road from Park Circus to E.M. Bypass, Kolkata, West Bengal
  15. Ganga Bridge at Mokameh, Bihar
  16. Goa Barge Berth at Marmugoa
  17. Godavari Railway Bridge, Andhra Pradesh
  18. Golden Quadrilateral Road Project - Kolaghat to Kharagpur, West Bengal
  19. Grand Trunk Road Improvement Project, Jharkhand
  20. Haldia Docks Project, West Bengal
  21. Kalyani Bridge, West Bengal
  22. Karnataka State Highways Project, Karnataka
  23. Kolia Bhomora Setu, Tezpur, Assam
  24. Kolkata Metro, West Bengal
  25. Mehsana to Palanpur Highway, Gujarat
  26. Mughal Road, Jammu & Kashmir
  27. Mumbai Metro One, Maharashtra
  28. Mumbai-Pune Expressway, Maharashtra
  29. Munger Rail-cum-Road Bridge, Bihar
  30. Naini Cable Stayed Bridge, Uttar Pradesh
  31. NH - 28 - Lucknow Muzaffarpur Highway, Uttar Pradesh
  32. NH-3 MP/Maharashtra Border - Dhule Highway, Maharashtra
  33. NH-34 - Bahrampore – Farakka Highway, West Bengal
  34. NH-34 - Farakka - Raiganj Highway, West Bengal
  35. NH-4 - Satara Kolhapur Highway, Maharashtra
  36. NH-54 - Maibang to Nirmbanglo Highway, Assam
  37. North-South Corridor NHDP Phase II Package AP-8, Telangana
  38. Paradip Port Road, Orissa
  39. Pir Panjal Tunnel, Jammu & Kashmir
  40. Pune Paud Road, Maharashtra
  41. Road Bridge across Mahanadi, Orissa
  42. Road Bridge at Palwai, Haryana
  43. Road Bridge over River Indravati, Madhya Pradesh
  44. Saraighat Bridge, Assam
  45. Tanker Terminal and Fertiliser Berth, Cochin, Kerala
  46. Tapi Road Bridge, Gujarat
  47. Varanasi Bridge, Uttar Pradesh
  48. Wellington Bridge, Cochin, Kerala

Hydro Power

  1. Chamera Hydro Power Project Stage I, Himachal Pradesh
  2. Chamera Hydro Power Project, Stage III, Himachal Pradesh
  3. Chandil Dam, Jharkhand
  4. Chutak Hydro Power Project, Jammu & Kashmir
  5. Dagachhu Hydro Power Project, Bhutan
  6. Dam across Idamalayar, Kerala
  7. Dam across Moozhiyar and Veluthodu, Kerala
  8. Kadra Dam, Karnataka
  9. Kashang Hydro Power Project, Himachal Pradesh
  10. Kishanganga Hydro Power Project, Jammu & Kashmir
  11. Koyna Hydro Power Project Stage I to IV, Maharashtra
  12. Kurichhu Hydro Power Project, Bhutan
  13. Lower Mettur Hydro Power Project, Tamil Nadu
  14. Lower Periyar Hydro Power Project, Kerala
  15. Maneri Bhali Hydroelectric Power Project, Uttar Pradesh
  16. Nathpa Jhakri Hydro Power Project, Himachal Pradesh
  17. Nimoo Bazgo Hydro Power Project, Jammu & Kashmir
  18. Papavinasam Dam, Andhra Pradesh
  19. Pare Hydro Power Project, Arunachal Pradesh
  20. Rihand Dam, Uttar Pradesh
  21. Sainj Hydro Power Project, Himachal Pradesh
  22. Salal Hydro Power Project, Jammu & Kashmir
  23. Sebarigiri Dam, Kerala
  24. Sharavati Hydro Power Project, Karnataka
  25. Tala Hydro Power Project, Bhutan
  26. Teesta Low Dam Hydro Power Project Stage IV, West Bengal
  27. Tons Hydro Power Project, Madhya Pradesh
  28. Uri-II Hydro Power Project, Jammu & Kashmir
  29. Yamuna Hydro Power Project, Uttar Pradesh

Nuclear and Special Projects

  1. 140 m High Chimney at Ropar, Punjab
  2. Barauni Thermal Power Plant, Bihar
  3. BARC - Reactor, Lab & Spent Fuel Building, Maharashtra
  4. Brahmapuram Diesel Power Plant, Kerala
  5. Cavern for Crude Oil Storage, Padur, Karnataka
  6. Cavern for Crude Oil Storage, Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
  7. Chimney at Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh
  8. Ennore Port-Rock Quarrying & Breakwater, Tamil Nadu
  9. IOCL Refinery at Guwahati, Assam
  10. Kakrapar Atomic Power Project, Gujarat
  11. Kalol Mehsana Gas Pipeline, Gujarat
  12. Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project, Units 1 & 2, Tamil Nadu
  13. Muzaffarpur Thermal Power Plant, Bihar
  14. Narora Atomic Power Project, Uttar Pradesh
  15. Panipat Chimney, Haryana
  16. Rajasthan Atomic Power Project, Units 1 & 2, Rajasthan
  17. Rajasthan Atomic Power Project, Units 3 & 4, Rajasthan
  18. Rajasthan Atomic Power Project, Units 5 & 6, Rajasthan
  19. Ramagundam Thermal Power Project, Telangana
  20. Satpura Thermal Power Station, Madhya Pradesh
  21. Trombay Chimney Works, Maharashtra

Water Solutions

  1. Aerated Lagoons, Mumbai, Maharashtra
  2. Ambernath/Ulhasnagar STP, Maharashtra
  3. Bandra Effluent and Influent Disposal, Mumbai, Maharashtra
  4. Bhama Askhed Pipeline, Maharashtra
  5. Bhandup Pipeline, Maharashtra
  6. Bhandup Water Treatment Complex, Maharashtra
  7. Dam at Upper Kolab, Orissa
  8. Farakka Barrage, West Bengal
  9. Ghatkopar High Level Water Tunnel, Maharashtra
  10. Godavari Barrage at Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh
  11. Gomti Aqueduct, Uttar Pradesh
  12. Hathnikund Barrage, Haryana
  13. JCR Devadula Lift Irrigation Scheme Phase I, Telangana
  14. JCR Devadula Lift Irrigation Scheme Phase II, Telangana
  15. Kachchh Branch Canal, Gujarat
  16. Kadamparai Pumped Storage Project, Tamil Nadu
  17. Mahananda Barrage, West Bengal
  18. Middle Vaitarna Water Pipeline, Maharashtra
  19. Naraj Barrage, New Cuttack, Orissa
  20. Navamalai Irrigation Tunnel, Tamil Nadu
  21. Nhava Sheva WTP Works, Raigadh, Maharashtra
  22. Polavaram - Right Main Canal, Andhra Pradesh
  23. Pumped Water Supply Scheme from Kesaria to Sonari, Gujarat
  24. Purulia Pumped Storage Project, West Bengal
  25. Rihand STPP, Uttar Pradesh
  26. Sai Aqueduct, Uttar Pradesh
  27. Saurashtra Branch Canal, Gujarat
  28. Sharda and Ghogra Barrages, Uttar Pradesh
  29. Sone Barrage, Bihar
  30. Swarnim Gujarat Kutch Water Grid, Gujarat
  31. Teesta Barrage, West Bengal
  32. Tirupur Water Supply Project, Tamil Nadu
  33. Upper Nirar Irrigation Tunnel, Tamil Nadu
  34. Vaitarna Dam, Maharashtra
  35. Water & Sewage Treatment Plants at Okhla, Tihar Jail, Wazirabad, Delhi
  36. Water Supply Tunnel from Bhandup to Charkop, Mumbai, Maharashtra
  37. Water Treatment Plant, Pune, Maharashtra
  38. Water Tunnel between E Moses Road and Ruparel College, Mumbai, Maharashtra
  39. Water Tunnel between Sewri and Futka, Maharashtra
  40. Water Tunnel from Maroshi to Ruparel College, Mumbai, Maharashtra

Buildings and Industrial Projects

  1. Aditya Aluminium Project, Orissa
  2. Bhilai Steel Plant, Chhattisgarh
  3. Factory Civil Works for Premier Automobiles Limited, Maharashtra
  4. Rail Coach Factory at Kapurthala, Punjab
  5. Reliance J3 Refinery at Jamnagar, Gujarat
  6. Surveillance Facility Project at Tarapur, Maharashtra

HCC SubsidiariesEdit

HCC Infrastructure Co. Ltd. is a leading infrastructure developer engaged in the creation and management of premium assets in transportation. HCC Infrastructure has developed and operated approx Rs.7,000 crore of infrastructure concessions through Public Private Partnership (PPP) with the Indian Government.

Steiner AG is Switzerland’s second largest building construction company. With a heritage of nearly 100 years, Steiner specializes in the turnkey development of new buildings and renovations and offers services in all facets of real estate development and construction. The subsidiary has registered a revenue of CHF806 million (Rs.6,015 crore) in FY 2021-22. The order backlog stood at CHF1 billion (Rs.8,041 crore) at the end of the financial year.


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  2. ^ pratiba. "Walchand Hirachand Doshi – the visionary who gave India its first aircraft factory, shipyard and car factory". Asianet News Network Pvt Ltd. Retrieved 13 October 2022.
  3. ^ "Welcome to the HCC website". www.hccindia.com. Retrieved 13 October 2022.
  4. ^ "How HCC chief Ajit Gulabchand is tackling the challenges". Business Today. 6 August 2012. Retrieved 13 October 2022.

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