Zojila Pass, is the connecting link for the strategic Leh-Ladakh region to Srinagar and with the rest of India. This key, strategic project will also contribute to the integrated development of the Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh regions.
MEIL is constructing the prestigious tunnel project in the Himalayas in a very peculiar atmospheric and hard terrain conditions under EPC mode. The length of the tunnel is 14.15 km, which is India’s longest road tunnel and Asia’s longest Bi-directional tunnel. Zojila will provide all weather connectivity to strategically important area throughout the year.
The entire work is divided in to two divisions in 33 Km span. The first division consists development of highway length of 18.5 km. It contains two tunnels, the first one is 435 meters and second is 1950 meters. In the second division is construct the Zojila tunnel of 14.15 km in to two lane highway in Horse shoe shape.
An advanced technology with New Austrian Tunnelling Method (NATM) is being used in this work and it is the first of its kind in the country.
MEIL is executing Package 7-B, Package-8 of the prestigious Rishikesh-Karanprayag railway project of the Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd (RVNL) a Government of India Enterprise. The length of the RVNL project is 125.20 km and once completed will be the largest train tunnel route in the country
While package-7B includes tunnels and bridges between 91 km to 101 km, and Escape tunnel parallel to 9.374 K.M tunnel, package-8 includes a 15 km tunnel and three major bridges. MEIL has completed one box culvert and road over bridge works are in progress. In addition to three bridges, MEIL will also build Gholtir, and Gauchar station heads at an altitude of over 800 meters.
The ambitious new Broad Gauge Railway line in the Garhwal-Himalayan range is expected provide easy access to Chardham pilgrimage in Uttarakhand. The pilgrimage includes Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath. Increased foot fall of the tourists will also help the local economy.
MEIL Indigenous Rigs mark a revolutionary phase in the country’s journey for self-sufficiency in Hydrocarbons sector. It is manufacturing rigs that are made entirely in India and work faster and safer than traditional rigs. These rigs are the first of its kind in the world with the latest technology.
These rigs are capable of operating even in the sub-zero temperatures and can be easily moved to any location. These rigs provide an effective alternative to manual handling system that has many drawbacks and problems.MEIL’s rigs are fully automated, computerised, safe, and even more durable. Works completely with a hydraulic system.
MEIL has two rig manufacturing units at Hyderabad and Kakinada. Rig manufacturing plants are also located in Belarus, Europe, Houston, and Milan. These plants supply rigs to the global market. MEIL's Indigenous rigs were put to use by ONGC at Kalol Oil Fields in Gujarat. The C1-R1 rig successfully commenced drilling operations at Kalol field. Another rig is ready to begin drilling at the C1-R2 oil well.
MEIL bagged the order from the domestic energy giant for 47 rigs. The rigs can drill oil wells to a depth of 4000 meters (4 kilometres). MEIL has manufactured yet another state-of-the-art 2000 HP capacity rig for ONGC’s Rajahmundry asset. It can drill up to the depth of 6 km from the surface. This rig carries 470 tons of heavy equipment and there are 12 ancillary systems attached to this rig.
Every year, 3,000 TMC of water from the Godavari River goes waste into the sea. With this in view, the State government has decided to the Polavaram project.
The Polavaram project being built by MEIL will store 194 TMC of water, once construction is completed. Out of this, 120 TMC of water will be used for hydropower generation and irrigation purposes. The remaining 70 TMCs will be stored. The 120 TMCs can be used for cultivation and drinking water needs of the people in the Godavari river basin, especially in the East and West Godavari and Krishna districts.
The Polavaram project will help cultivate 10.5 lakh acres of land under the right and left canals. To stabilize this, water is used for the electricity generation by the Polavaram Hydroelectric Power Station. The Polavaram Hydroelectric Power Station is being built on the left bank of the project with a capacity of 960 MW.
Timeline of Polavaram
Kaleswaram is the largest multi-stage lift irrigation scheme in the world. Claimed to be an engineering marvel, the project comprises 1,832 km water supply route, 1,531 km gravity canal, 203 km tunnel routes, 20 lifts, 19 pump houses and 19 reservoirs with a storage capacity of 141 TMCs.
Being built by MEIL KLIP has achieved a record by maximum water pumping in a shortest possible time. All the vital elements, including gigantic Gayatri pump house, power infrastructure, and Electro-Mechanical works were executed by MEIL. So far, the project has lifted around 300 TMC of water.
There are four major pumping stations in the scheme. Medigadda Lakshmi, Annaram Saraswati, Sundilla Parvati pump houses are in Link-1. An engineering wonder Gayatri Pump House is in Package-8 in Link-2
MEIL has built 15 of the total 22 pump houses. Lakshmi, Saraswati, Parvati pump houses are installed with 43 machines of 40MW capacity each, 17 machines at Lakshmi, 12 at Saraswati, 14 at Parvati, 7 at underground Gayatri Pump house.
KLIP is the Megha’s major agricultural contribution to Telangana and the Nation. MEIL has undertaken complex, large-scale lift-irrigation projects were and completed with world-class modernism and engineering expertise.