Infrastructure major Hindustan Construction Company Ltd. (HCC) has been awarded a ₹484-crore contract by the Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. (MMRCL) for the Pune Metro Rail Project.HCC is the lead partner with a 51% stake in the joint venture with AL FARA’A. The contract is for construction of eight elevated Metro rail stations at Vanaz, Anand Nagar, Ideal Colony, Nal Stop, Garware College, Deccan, Sambhaji Park and PMC on Line II of the project, said a company statement.The work involves general and structural civil works of the station buildings, and architectural and site development. It is expected to be completed by 2019-end. The 14.66-km Line II will be completely elevated, and will have 16 stations.This is the second order HCC has received from MMRCL for the Pune Metro. The earlier order was to construct nine elevated stations on Line I. Arun Karambelkar, president & CEO- E&C, HCC Ltd, said, “We are honoured to receive this second order from MMRCL. HCC has been undertaking challenging assignments in Metro development and a repeat order from MMRCL reflects our ability to execute complex assignments.”The company also built six stations for Mumbai Metro I. Currently, HCC is working on a section of Mumbai Metro Line III, involving 3,115-m twin bored tunnels, including four underground stations.