A hanging marvel by Abhijit Rajan - that's what the recently inaugurated country's longest hanging bridge across river Chambal in Kota is! Rajan, Chairman & Managing Director, Gammon India, along with its JV partner South Korea's Hyundai Engineering, has been a strong pillar in ensuring execution of this project, which took as many as 10 years to be completed. The six-lane cable stayed Kota Bypass Bridge in Rajasthan, constructed 60 m above the river Chambal on the Kota Bypass, is built at about 213.59 crore. Finally, with the long hanging journey that the bridge has had, the JV - with Rajan taking the lead in India - has been successful in providing Kota city its first ever bypass facility.
Emergence of Integrated MEP business are basically encouraging small contractors as because in most of the cases the major equipments are bought by the developers (employer/client) and being given to the MEP contractors to erect or install. This type of projects are not suitable for large contractors as only erection sort of a job is left to be done which doesnt attract more much desired profits compared to the manpower investment. Also, from client/employer's point of view if they buy the major equipments themselves by taking engineering/technical help from consultants it will save them atleast 10 to 15% of value on each equiipments which the contractor might have costed for that particular project. Due to this reason MEP business is a big failure in eastern part of the country. But yes, Indian HVAC industry has a great future ahead.