Transrail Lighting Ltd – Euro-Asian Construction Corporation (EVRASCON) JV on Friday was declared as the lowest bidder to construct the 8 km Shudmahadev – Dranga Tunnel project by National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation (NHIDC).
This project on NH-244 (old NH-1B) in Jammu and Kashmir will consist of 2 tunnels between Chenani – Sudhmahadev – Goha. Along with other new tunnels (see map below), it’ll provide all weather connectivity and drastically shorten the travel time between Anantnag – Khellani.
NHIDC invited tenders for its construction in August 2022 with a Rs. 2598.54 crore estimate and 1460 day (4 year) completion deadline. Technical bids were opened in January to reveal 11 bidders.
Financial Bid Values
|Firm||Bid (Rs. Crore)|
|TLL – Evrascon JV||2098.00|
|Gawar Construction Ltd.||2234.00|
|Megha Engineering and Infrastructures Ltd.||2271.12|
|ABCI Infrastructures Pvt. Ltd.||2323.00|
|Patel Infrastructure Ltd.||2396.49|
|Navayuga Engineering Company Ltd.||2460.00|
|IRCON International Ltd.||2578.21|
|JMC Projects India Ltd.||2580.00|
|Larsen & Toubro Ltd.||2696.22|
|Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd.||3200.10|
|BK Tek Chand and Sons||Disqualified|
Brief Scope: Construction of Uni-directional Sudhmahadev – Dranga Twin Tube Tunnel and its approach roads on Chenani – Sudhmahadev – Goha road including Uni-directional Tunnel-1 and Tunnel 2 on NH-244 in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir
TLL-EVRASCON JV’s bid was 19.26% below NHIDC’s estimate, so a contract should be awarded in the coming weeks without a long financial bid evaluation period.
This is TLL-EVRASCON’s 2nd win this month. Last week, they were declared as the lowest bidder to construct the 10.3 km Singhpora – Vailoo Tunnel project, which lies further north on NH-244 (shown in the map above).
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