Hillways-VRS Wins Agra Bypass’ Work to Link Yamuna Expressway
Hillways Construction Company – Velji Ratna Sorathia Infra JV last week emerged as the lowest bidder to construct the 17.728 km Agra Bypass (Northern) project linking NH-19 (old NH-2) and Yamuna Expressway in Uttar Pradesh.
This 6 lane new greenfield highway will start north of Raipura Jat on km. 174.500 of NH-19 and terminate at Km. 141.000 of the Yamuna Expressway. Along the way a new bridge over the Yamuna River will be built.
The project’s justification by NHAI can be viewed here. Additional details with various documents can be viewed on the Forest Clearance’s website here.
National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) invited tenders for its construction in October 2021 with a Rs. 483.07 crore estimate and 730 day (2 year) deadline. Technical bids were opened in January to reveal 24 bidders.
Financial Bid Values (lowest 5)
|Firm||Bid (Rs. Crore)|
|Hillways – VRS JV||305|
|R K Jain Infra Projects||323|
|Arcons Infrastructures and Constructions||324|
|Mundan Construction Company||324.85|
|Raj Shyama Constructions||328|
Scope: Construction of Agra Bypass (Northern) connecting km. 174.500 of NH-19 (old NH-2) to km 141.000 of Yamuna Expressways in the district of Mathura in the state of Uttar Pradesh on EPC mode
Here’s a grainy route map via the Forest Clearance’s website. This new link will have trumpet interchanges on either end.
Hillways – VRS’ bid of Rs. 305 crore was way below NHAI’s estimate of Rs. 483.07 crore, so a contract should be awarded in the coming weeks.
Besides this link, there’s another 18 km Agra Bypass road project in the works to link NH-44 (old NH-3) to Fatehabad Road. Technical bids for that are currently scheduled to be opened on April 19, so stay tuned for a list of its bidders.
Completion of both these road projects will finally complete Agra’s Ring Road (view on Google Maps) with a roughly 102 km route around the city comprising of different piecemeal projects such as Agra Bypass (Southern), Agra Bypass (Northern) and Yamuna Expressway.
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