Metros Tenders

APCO Wins Jewar Airport’s Link with Delhi – Mumbai Expressway


APCO Infratech on Friday was declared as the lowest bidder to construct the 30 km Jewar Airport Link to connect with the 1350 km Delhi – Mumbai Expressway (DME) project.

This 6 lane access-controlled spur by National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) will connect the under construction Noida International Airport with the 59 km DND – Sohna Spur, which is under construction by DRA Infracon through 3 packages.

The project includes a bridge over the Yamuna River and its alignment has an almost equal length in Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.

NHAI invited tenders for its construction in January 2022 through the Hybrid Annuity Model (HAM) with a Rs. 1533.34 crore estimate and 730 day (2 year) deadline. Technical bids were opened in early July to reveal 12 bidders.

Financial Bid Values (Lowest 5)

Firm Bid (Rs. Crore)
APCO Infratech Pvt Ltd. 1660.50
Dineshchandra R Agrawal Infracon Pvt. Ltd. 1673.37
Oriental Structural Engineers Pvt. Ltd. 1745.80
Gawar Construction Ltd. 1769.64
CDS Infra Projects Ltd. 1809.00

Brief Scope: Construction of Greenfield Connectivity to Jewar International Airport from DND-Faridabad Ballabhagh Bypass KMP Link Spur to Delhi Mumbai Expressway on HAM under Bharatmala Pariyojana in Uttar Pradesh and Haryana.

Jewar Airport Link’s alignment via NHAI’s tender docs – view large

APCO’s bid was 12.17% higher than NHAI’s estimate, which is within their permissible limit, so a contract should be awarded in the coming weeks.

The entire Delhi – Mumbai expressway has been divided into 4 sections with a total of 52 packages – see a list and their status here. Project details and design of Noida International Airport can be viewed here.

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