Shri Vimal Goswami
Chief Engineer
STF Hirak

After nationalization of coal fields in Bihar (Now Jharkhand State) Project Hirak was raised on 15 Feb 1980 for speedy construction of link roads in coal Field area of Dhanbad  in the jurisdiction of Bharat Cooking Coal Limited. The area in those dates was dominated by coal mafias and State PWD was ineffective. Initially HQ Project was sanctioned as a Special Task force Commanded by Chief Engineer vide Govt India , BRDB , letter No F114(13/64- Pers/23603/DGBR/E2A(Esstt) of 15 Feb 1980.


Hirak was authorized with full strength Project wef 01 Apr 1995 and was functioning with three Task Forces under its command. However, wef 01 Apr 1998, authorization of staff was reduced to Special Task Force strength. STF Hirak moved to Nagpur in Apr 1998 to facilitate the socio–economic development of Naxal infested areas for construction of roads and bridges in Gadchiroli   and Bhandara Districts of Maharashtra. Development of NH-16 (Nizamabad to Jagadalpur) passing through Naxaliate prone area in the States of Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh (291 Kms) was entrusted to Project Hirak by MOSRT&H during Feb’1998.


Further, STF Hirak moved from Nagpur (Maharashtra) to Champawat during  Feb 2011 and took over the entire sector of 761 BRTF/Project Shivalik wef 21 Apr 2011.  Consequent upon move of 50BRTF from Vijyapur to Champawat, STF Hirak moved down from Champawat to Tanakpur on 11 Nov 2012.


In Last 33 years the Project Hirak has executed  Air field works,  Bridge Works, Building Works, GS/CSG Roads/MHA Roads and Deposit/NH works in  Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh,  Maharashtra ,Orissa, Tamil Nadu ,Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal States and  Andaman &Nicobar Islands( UT).


Recently STF Hirak is responsible for development of road infrastructure in Kumaon Region of Uttrakhand State. Following executive units are placed under command of STF Hirak:-


65 Road Construction Company


This RCC is located at Pithoragarh and is under posting plan due to sector hand over of NH sector to state PWD.

67 Road Construction Company


67 RCC is located at Dharchula and is entrusted with the maint and improvement of road stretches Pithoragarh – Tawaghat, Tawaghat – Sobla, Tawaghat – Gatiabagarh, Gatiabagarh – Lipulekh and Gunji – Kutti – Jolinkong (Total of roads 253.15 Kms), out of which are two strategically improvement roads viz   Gatiabagarh – Lipulekh and Gunji – Kutti – Jolinkong  (Total length of roads 108.24 Kms). Gunji is an air maint Dett in this sector.


1447 Bridge Construction Company


1447 BCC is located at Darkot and is entrusted with the maint and improvement of road stretches Jauljibi – Munsiari and Munsiari – Bugdiar – Milam (total of 131.72 Kms), out of which is a  strategically important road viz Munsiari – Bugdiar – Milam ( length 62.31 Kms). Besides, all major permanent bridges of Cl-70 in AOR of STF Hirak are being constructed by 1447 BCC.




In addition to above executive units, following Common Service Units are also deployed in the AOR of this STF :-


·         509 Store Supply & Transport Company at Bastia

·         1081 Field Workshop at Pithoragarh

·         1650 Pioneer Company at Askote