Bernard Ingenieure has earned a consultancy role for the design and project reports of three road tunnels in Himachal Pradesh, India.

The firm triumphed over competition from a Geoconsult Seon and Euro Studio JV as well as AECOM with the lowest bid of INR 6.25 crore (USD 1.39M). In doing so, it has entered into the public-private partnership (PPP) with the Infrastructure Development Board.

The longest of the tunnels at 5km will be bored from the Kangra valley to the Chamba valley through the Dhauladhar mountains, the second will be built in the Mandi district and the third at 1.2km will also be built in this area.

The total cost of the tunnels is estimated at around USD 145M.