10 construction firms have submitted bids to construct Package 2 of the 91 km Ludhiana – Rupnagar Expressway (NH-205K), after the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) opened technical bids today.
This 6 lane greenfield access-controlled project in Punjab with 3 packages will connect Manewal village on the Delhi – Katra Expressway (NE-5) with Bheora village near Rupnagar (Ropar). It will also feature an additional 25 km spur to Kharar, just east of Chandigarh and Mohali.
Technical Bids for the project’s 37.7 km Package 1 on the western-end were opened earlier this month to reveal 12 bidders – see list and scope.
Package 2 is 46.80 km long and lies right in the middle of the project from chainage 37.700 to 66.000. It also includes a portion of Ludhiana Bypass (Ludhiana Ring Road) from chainage 0.000 to chainage 18.500.
NHAI invited tenders for its construction in mid-January 2021 with a Rs. 992.71 crore estimate and 2 year deadline.
- Ceigall India
- Chetak Enterprises
- GR Infraprojects
- HG Infra Engineers
- IRCON International
- Krishna Constructions
- Megha Engineering Infrastructures
- PNC Infratech
- Shivalaya Construction
- VRC Constructions (I)
Tender: NHAI/35055/1/2020/PB/ LRK and LB/PKG2
Brief Scope: Construction of Four/Six lane Greenfield Ludhiana – Rupnagar National Highway no. NH-205K from junction with NE5 near to Manewal Ludhiana to junction with NH205 Bheora Rupnagar including spur to Kharar with Ludhiana bypass under BMP in Punjab on HAM Pkg2 of total length 46.80
The following map is from the government’s environment clearance site. The main expressway’s alignment is shown in red color while the spur is shown in aqua.
The bids have now been sent for technical bid evaluation which can take a couple months to complete. When that is done, the financial bids of the technically qualified bidders will be opened to reveal who’s the lowest bidder and most likely contractor.
This expressway with 3 packages has been designed with a 60m ROW (right of way) at an estimated cost of Rs. 2792 crore. More design details and a list of its packages can be viewed here. Technical bids for Package 3 are currently planned to be opened on July 27, so stay tuned for a post on that.