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IRCON Awarded Aizawl Bypass’ Twin Tunnel Contract in Mizoram

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IRCON International on Saturday announced it was awarded a Rs. 630.66 crore contract for the construction of 2.5 km twin tunnels of the Aizawl Bypass project in Mizoram by India’s National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation (NHIDC).

This 2 lane twin tunnel project with a 2.1 km long approach road will built as part of Package-2 of the upcoming 34.5 km Aizawl Bypass project on national highway NH-6. This bypass will connect Sairang & Phaibawk villages and consist of 10 major bridges and 1 minor bridge.

The tunnel section’s construction was approved by the Central Government on January 4, 2024 with a total estimated cost of Rs. 1313.28 crore. Tunneling work will be done through the drilling & blasting method. Tunnel boring machines (TBMs) will not be deployed.

Copy of IRCON’s announcement to BSE / NSE

NHIDC had invited bids for Package 2’s construction in October 2023 with a Rs. 893.79 crore construction estimate and 36 month (3 year) deadline. Technical bids were opened in early February to reveal 17 bidders.

Five of those, including Hindustan Construction Company (HCC) surprisingly, were disqualified during evaluation. Financial bids of the qualified 12 bidders were opened on March 9 to reveal IRCON as the lowest bidder.

Disqualified Bidders (5)

  • CS Construction Company
  • HCC – AMR India JV
  • Transrail Lighting – Altis Holding JV
  • GVPR Engineers
  • Gammon – Choudhary Power Projects JV

Financial Bid Values

Firm Bid (Rs. Crore)
IRCON International Ltd. 630.66
Ram Kumar Contractor – Shinde Developers 642.00
Bharat Constructions (India) – AzVirt JV 649.00
Max Infra (I) Pvt. Ltd. 719.40
Rithwik Projects – EVRASCON JV 730.20
Airef Engineers Pvt. Ltd. 737.36
Patel Engineering – Dhorajia Projects JV 741.00
Dineshchandra R.Agrawal Infracon – Ukrhidroenergobud JV 764.82
Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd. 776.25
ABCI Infrastructures Pvt. Ltd. 792.00
Anusha Projects – KMC Constructions JV 819.00
Vishwa Samudra Engineering – Age Insaat Ve Ticaret Anonim Sirketi JV 909.00

NHIDC’s Brief Scope: Construction of Twin Tube Uni-directional Aizawl Bypass Tunnel of 2.5 km and its approaches of 2.1 km from km 10.600 to km 15.200 (Package-2) on Sairang – Phaibawk section of NH-6 in the State of Mizoram on EPC Mode

IRCON Awarded Aizawl Bypass’ Twin Tunnel Contract in Mizoram
Map simply shows terminals / end points of 34.5 km Aizawl Bypass

Per the central government’s press release in January, the primary objectives of this bypass “encompass mitigating congestion within Aizawl city on NH-6, circumventing heavily built-up areas, reducing traffic congestion, and enhancing road safety within scity limits. The initiative aims to ensure uninterrupted traffic flow, free from city-related impediments, ultimately cutting the distance between Sairang to Phaibawk by 22 kilometers and diminishing travel time by 1.5 hours.

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– TMRG





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