14 construction firms have submitted a total of 20 bids for packages OD-7 and OD-8 of the 464 km Raipur – Visakhapatnam Economic Corridor (NH-130CD & EC-15), also known as Raipur – Vizag Expressway.
This new six-lane highway will have a few sections that are access-controlled with a greenfield alignment connecting the states of Chhattisgarh, Odisha and Andhra Pradesh.
Both these civil construction packages are within Odisha near the border with Andra Pradesh. Package OD-7 is just 4 km long connecting Baraja – Kandili, so I’m inclined to believe it has a viaduct or tunnel section. Package OD-8 is 22.533 km long and will connect Kandili – Tumbiguda.
National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) invited tenders for their construction in August with a 2 year deadline and Rs. 759.75 crore & Rs. 1327.18 crore estimates.
- Adani Road Transport Ltd: OD-8 only
- Bekem Infra Projects Pvt. Ltd: OD-7 only
- CS Construction Company Pvt. Ltd
- Dilip Buildcon Ltd: OD-7 only
- Dineshchandra R Agrawal Infracon Pvt. Ltd
- DP Jain and Company Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd: OD-7 only
- G R Infraprojects Ltd
- HG Infra Engineering Ltd
- KMV Projects Ltd: OD-08 only
- Max Infra (I) Ltd: OD-08 only
- Megha Engineering and Infrastructures Ltd
- NKC Projects Pvt. Ltd: OD-7 only
- PNC Infratech Ltd
- RR Constructions and Infrastructure India Pvt Ltd: OD-7 only
OD-7’s Scope: Development of Six Lane Baraja Kandili Section of NH-130 CD Road from km 338.500 to km 342.500 under Raipur-Visakhapatnam Economic Corridor in the state of Odisha on Hybrid Annuity Mode
OD-8’s Scope: Development of Six Lane Kandili Tumbigura Section of NH130CD Road from km 342.500 to km 365.033 under Raipur Visakhapatnam Economic Corridor in the state of Odisha on Hybrid Annuity Mode Pkg-OD8
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 for each package.
Details on the Raipur – Visakhapatnam Economic Corridor along with a list of all packages and their status can be viewed here. This week I added a new page with a list of all planned Economic Corridors in India – check it out here.