Ganga Expressway’s RFQ & RFP Tenders Invited

Uttar Pradesh Expressways Industrial Development Authority (UPEIDA) has in the past fortnight invited RFQ and RFP applications to develop the 594 km Ganga Expressway between Meerut and Prayagraj on the public-private partnership (PPP) mode under Design, Built, Finance, Operate and Transfer (DBFOT) basis.

This six lane access-controlled expressway will have a 120m ROW (right of way) and is designed to be expandable to 8 lanes in the future. More design details can be viewed here.

On the Meerut-end, the expressway will be connected to the Delhi – Meerut Expressway’s upcoming Phase 5. That phase envisions the construction of a 14.60 km Zainuddinpur to Jahidpur connector and bidding for it is currently underway.

Ganga Expressway’s alignment – via UPEIDA

Ganga Expressway’s Phase 1 has been divided up into 4 sections for development with each section comprising of 3 civil packages. In Phase 2, the expressway will be extended by 110 km to Tigri on the Uttar Pradesh / Uttrakhand Border and by 314 km to Ballia near Varanasi. A Detailed Project Report (DPR) has not been finalized.

On March 26, UPEIDA published 4 notices with a 3 year deadline. Key bidding dates:

  • Pre-bid Meeting: 19-Apr-2021 at 12:00 PM
  • Submission Date: 13-May-2021 at 03:00 PM
  • Bid Opening Date: 17-May-2021 at 03:30 PM

The rudimentary route maps displayed below are straight from the tender document and give a rough idea about the expressway’s alignment.

Group 1

  • Length: 129.700 km
  • Estimated Project Cost: 5039.85

Scope: Development of “Ganga Expressway” (Group-1) an access-controlled Six Lane (Expandable to Eight Lane) Greenfield Expressway from Meerut to Prayagraj from Km. 7+900 to Km. 137+600 (total design length – 129.700 Km) in the State of Uttar Pradesh on DBFOT (Toll) basis

Group 1 includes civil Package 1-3:

Package 1: Village Bijoli (District Meerut) to Village Chandner (District Hapur)49.000 km
Package 2: Village Chandner (District Hapur) to Village Mirzapur Dugar (District Amroha)30.000 km
Package 3: Mirzapur Dugar (District Amroha) to Village Nagla Barah/Jarenda (District Budaun)50.700 km
Group 1’s route via UPEIDA’s tender docs

Group 2

  • Length: 151.700 km
  • Estimated Project Cost: Rs. 5647.71 crore

Scope: Development of “Ganga Expressway” (Group-II) an Access-Controlled Six Lane (Expandable to Eight Lane) Greenfield Expressway from Meerut to Prayagraj from Km. 137+600 to Km. 289+300 (total design length-151.700 Km) in the State of Uttar Pradesh on DBFOT (Toll) basis

Group 2 includes civil packages 4-6:

Package 4: Village Nagla Barah/Jarenda (District Budaun) to Village Binawar (District Budaun)52.100 km
Package 5: Binawar (District Budaun) to Girdharpur (District Shahjahanpur)46.700 km
Package 6: Village Girdharpur (District Shahjahanpur) to Village-Ubariya Khurd (District Hardoi)52.900 km
Group 2’s route via UPEIDA’s tender docs

Group 3

  • Length: 155.700 km
  • Estimated Project Cost: 5810.99 km

Scope: Development of “Ganga Expressway” (Group-III) an Access-Controlled Six Lane (Expandable to Eight Lane) Greenfield Expressway from Meerut to Prayagraj from Km. 289+300 to Km. 445+000 (total design length-155.700 Km) in the State of Uttar Pradesh on DBFOT (Toll) basis

Group 3 includes civil packages 7-8

Package 7: Village Ubariya Khurd (District Hardoi) to Village-Iksai (District Hardoi)52.400 km
Package 8: Village Iksai (District Hardoi) to Village Raiyamau (District Unnao)50.200 km
Package 9: Village Raiyamau (District Unnao) to Village Sarso (District Unnao)53.100 km
Group 3’s route via UPEIDA’s tender docs

Group 4

  • Length: 156.947 km
  • Estimated Project Cost: Rs. 5626.46 crore

Scope: Development of “Ganga Expressway” (Group-IV) an Access-Controlled Six Lane (Expandable to Eight Lane) Greenfield Expressway from Meerut to Prayagraj from Km. 445+000 to Km. 601+847 (total design length 156.847 Km) in the State of Uttar Pradesh on DBFOT (Toll) basis

Group 4 includes civil packages 10-12:

Package 10: Village Sarso (District Unnao) to Village Terukha (District Raebareli)51.800 km
Package 11: Village Terukha (District Raebareli) to Village Naudhiya (District Pratapgarh)52.000 km
Package 12: Village Naudhiya (District Pratapgarh) to Village-Judapur Dando (District Prayagraj)53.047 km
Group 4’s route via UPEIDA’s tender docs

I’ve marked my calendar for May 17 and am super curious to see who bids for Ganga Expressway’s development. All other under construction expressways in Uttar Pradesh are currently being developed on the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) mode. This includes:

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– TMRG

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Global traveler who prefers mass rapid transit

7 Responses to "Ganga Expressway’s RFQ & RFP Tenders Invited"

  1. Kanishka says:

    Package-2 is shortest in length; only 30kms…rest of the packages are in the range of 50kms..

    But package-2 involves building a bridge over the river Ganga. Hope they design a grand picturesque bridge..

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  2. Kanishka says:

    The 110km phase 2 extension of the expressway to Tigri on the Uttar Pradesh / Uttrakhand Border – What’s the Expressway alignment viz-a-viz river Ganga? Eastern Flank or Western?…any info on it yet?

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    • TMRG says:

      Haven’t seen prelim design. Should be western flank if I had to guess. I don’t see them routing it back over the Ganga.

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  3. Rajesh kumar says:

    Dear si

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  4. Feroz Fazal says:

    This Expressway will be most helpful for travel from Prayagraj yo Delhi via Merritt.

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