9 firms have bid for preparing a Detailed Project Report (DPR) for the Ghaziabad Kanpur Expressway in Uttar Pradesh after the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) opened technical bids today.
This greenfield access-controlled economic corridor will have a length of roughly 380 kms. It’s northern terminal is expected to be located on NH-9 (Ghaziabad – Hapur highway) and its southern terminal between Kanpur – Unnao, possibly on the upcoming 62.7 km Kanpur – Lucknow Expressway.
NHAI invited tenders for this consultancy service in May 2022 with a 300 day completion deadline and unknown estimate.
- C E Testing Company Pvt. Ltd.
- Chaitanya Projects Consultancy Pvt. Ltd.
- K and J Projects Pvt. Ltd.
- LEA Associates South Asia Pvt. Ltd.
- Lion Engineering Consultants Pvt. Ltd.
- MSV International Inc.
- RITES Ltd.
- SA Infrastructure Consultants Pvt. Ltd.
- Theme Engineering Services Pvt. Ltd.
NHAI’s Brief Scope: Consultancy Services for preparation of DPR for 4 laning from Ghaziabad-Hapur to Kanpur-Unnao Greenfield alignment via Farrukhabad (tentative length 380 Km)
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 consultant.
The project was first announced in September 2019 and the central government approved its construction in May 2022. It will initially have four lanes with the provision to be expanded to 8 lanes in the future.
The highway’s alignment is expected to pass through nine districts — Ghaziabad, Hapur, Bulandshahr, Aligarh, Kasganj, Farrukhabad, Kannauj, Unnao and Kanpur. It will run along the southern bank of the Ganga River somewhat parallel to the 594 km Ganga Expressway on the northern bank.
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