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.
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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