IRCON Wins Delhi Mumbai Expressway JNPT Spur’s Package 17

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IRCON International on Friday emerged as the lowest bidder for the construction contract of Package 17 (Bhoj – Morbe) of the 1350 km Delhi – Mumbai Expressway (DME) project‘s JNPT Spur.

The 92 km JNPT Spur in Maharashtra will connect Virar with Jawaharlal Nehru Port via an 8 lane greenfield access-controlled road skirting around Mumbai. Its construction has been divided into 5 packages: 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18.

9.983 km Package 17 includes a 4.39 km tunnel through the 214.73 sq km Matheran Eco-Sensitive Zone. NHAI invited tenders for its construction in May with a Rs. 1453.52 crore estimate and 2.5 year deadline. Technical bids were opened in November to reveal 18 bidders.

Financial Bid Values (lowest 5)

Firm Bid (Rs. Crore)
IRCON 1306.91
DP Jain & Co. 1429.11
Ceigall India 1450.27
Shankarnarayana Construction 1450.62
PNC Infra 1484.90

Brief Scope: Construction of Eight Lane Access Controlled Expressway from Km 69.800 to Km 79.783 (Bhoj to Morbe Section-SPUR of Vadodara Mumbai Expressway) in the state of Maharashtra on Hybrid Annuity Mode under Bharatmala Pariyojana (Phase II-Pkg XVII)

Delhi – Mumbai Expressway’s route through Maharashtra (view NHAI’s full map here)

The project’s feasibility report has a detailed description of its route with a list of interchanges, major and minor river bridges.

Alignment of JNPT Spur (in blue) and Virar-Alibag Corridor (in red) via the government’s environment clearance website

IRCON’s bid was 10.09% lower than NHAI’s estimate, so barring any extraneous issues they should go on to be awarded its construction contract in the coming months.

With this development, the likely contractors for 4 packages of the JNPT Spur are now known. Full fledged construction should start for all by Q2 2022.

Package (length) & Section Contractor / Status
Package 14 (17 km) – Km 3.000 to Km 20.200 IRCON is lowest bidder
Package 15 (23 km) – Km 20.200 to Km 43.000 Agroh is lowest bidder
Package 16 (27 km) – Km 43.000 to Km 69.700 Awarded to Shivalaya Construction in Oct
Package 17 (10 km) – Km 69.700 to Km 79.780 IRCON is lowest bidder (this post!)
Package 18 (15 km) – Km 79.780 to Km 94.290 DPR in Progress.
Tender Notice Pending

The entire Delhi – Mumbai expressway has been divided into 4 sections with a total of 52 tenders / packages – see a list and their status here.

For more updates, check out the Expressways section or my Home Page!

– TMRG





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