L&T Wins 4.37 KM Bhagalpur Ganga Bridge Project

Larsen & Toubro (L&T) last Friday emerged as the lowest bidder for constructing a 4.367 km new bridge over Ganga River between Bhagalpur and Raghopur in Bihar after the Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) opened financial bids.

This new 4-lane bridge of NH-131B with 68 piers will be built parallel to the existing 20 year old Vikramshila Setu on the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) model. The package’s scope also includes approach roads on either side – 875m on the Naugachia-end and 987m on the Bhagalpur-end.

Its detailed project report was submitted by Bihar Road Construction Department (RCD) in 2018 and was approved by MoRTH’s departmental expenditure finance committee in July 2020.

Bids for its construction were invited in July 2020 with a 4 year deadline. Technical bids were opened on February 9 to reveal 7 bidders.

MoRTH’s Estimate: Rs 958.35 crore

Financial Bid Values (Opened Feb 19):

Larsen & ToubroRs. 838 crore
Gammon – TLL JVRs. 897 crore
Afcons InfrastructureRs. 949.14 crore
Ashoka Buildcon – Ranjit Buildcon – Arvind Techno (ABL Bridge JV)Rs. 966 crore
SP Singla ConstructionsRs. 1062.47 crore
NCC Ltd.Rs. 1222.02 crore
Hindustan Construction Co. – Rajbir JVRs. 1297 crore

Contract Number: RW/NH-12014/06/2020/BR/Z-I

Brief Scope: Construction of New Four lane Bridge (Parallel to the Existing Vikramshila Setu) from Km 8+080 to Km 14+309 including approach road 875m on Naugachia side & 987m on Bhagalpur side across river Ganga on newly declared NH-131B at Bhagalpur in the State of Bihar through an Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) Contract

New bridge’s location over the Ganga River just north of Bhagalpur

L&T’s bid of Rs. 838 crore was well below MoRTH’s estimate of Rs 958.35 crore, so they should be awarded its contract in the coming weeks.

The existing low-capacity 2 lane Vikramshila Bridge lies in a dilapidated condition with gaps between some of its joints, so this new bridge will be extremely helpful to those traveling between North-East India / Nepal and Kolkata / Jharkhand.

In case you missed it, I started tracking miscellaneous big-ticket contracts earlier this year and this fits right in. Other such posts can be viewed here.

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26 Responses to "L&T Wins 4.37 KM Bhagalpur Ganga Bridge Project"

  1. Sanjay says:

    You can add development of Goregaon Mulund Link Road to your watch list. Two tunnels of 4.7kms with internal dia of 13m finished.

  2. Samarth says:

    When the construction work will start?

  3. Samarth says:

    Which construction work will start?

  4. D P SINGH says:

    LnT is building tomorrow.
    All over India old bridges shall be scrapped.
    High rise bridges shall be developed so Airdraft shall be 40-55 mtrs to get all over creek/rivers so easily all types of ships can navigate .
    It will bring revolution and all over India will lead globally.

  5. Akhilesh Kumar says:

    When the construction work start in Bihar
    I’m sub-contractor

  6. Swendar says:

    Vast difference between the lowest and highest of almost 50%. L&T may back out. To work in Bihar is a tough challenge!!

  7. Swendar says:

    What’s the span of piers? For 4.367 km only 68 piers enough? Existing length of the bridge is about 6km length as given in the text. How the proposed new parallel bridge length gets reduced to 4.367 km.? Any structure supposed to last long for atleast 50 years. Existing bridge age is only 20 years. So, was there any compromise in quality of construction?

  8. Manish kumar madesia says:

    Civil engineer all Structure work 5year experience 8858660464 whathsap no
    My current location. Prayagraj UP

  9. Amzad Ali says:

    Safety officer with 7 years experience in the field of mechanical and civil engineering, 8873633115 my what’s app no current location Adani port Dhamra Orisha.

  10. arman akhtar says:

    i have b-tech degree with safety diploma. as a safety officer 3 years experience in construction and electrical field. 8368263291 my whatsapp number.

  11. Sarfaraz Ansari says:

    Civil engineer structure work (in railway) 3 year experience contact.no.8789380115

  12. शिव कुमार says:

    labour 156

  13. Sudhakar mall says:

    I’m Excavator operator my work experience 8 years 3 years 2 month saudi arabia experience

  14. Ravi shankar says:

    I am civil engineer 7 year experience in pile & coffer dem work in adani power

  15. RAVISH KUMAR says:

    Dear sir
    Please Labour supply.
    Any work.


  16. Vikash Kumar Mandal says:

    SDC Pvt.Ltd.(Shakuntala Devi Coworkers Pvt.Ltd.) Manpower service providers & Security services company all India bass contact number:-9931301806 E-mail ID :[email protected]

    • Rajesh Kumar says:

      Dear sir
      Safety supervisor with 13 years experience in the construction work Dubai and Muscat ( Oman) L&T Oman ,my whatsapp no 8757382285. Current location Bhagalpur, Bihar

  17. Gaurav Kumar says:

    Dear sir
    Please Labour supply.
    Any work.


  18. Md. Shahanwaj alam says:

    I am civil engineering, B-tech work experience 3 years 5 month +
    Post- Structure engineer, casting yard, precast segment work, cable stayed segment, Extra dose segment, Extra dose white segment, I grider, PSC grider,U Grider,& segment launching work
    My contract no.+918051821716
    Tell me sir

  19. Manish Kumawat says:

    L&T Will not Do That Bridge Work. Afcon Construction (Shapoorji Palonji Group)
    Has been appointed For Bridge work of Bhagalpur Bihar

  20. MD imteyaz ali says:

    L&t me 2year se kam kar raha hu mobile number 6205769021

  21. Basim shah says:

    Fabrication works

  22. Ajay Kumar Mandal says:

    Structural fitter 10+ year experience Dubai kochin Chennai manglore
    GSA cutting fittings also welding
    Steel and Aluminium Bhagalpur me kahi Kam hai to watsup no पर जाकारी den


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