20 design and engineering firms have submitted bids to prepare a Detailed Project Report for the 164 km northern half of Hyderabad’s 340 km Regional Ring Road Expressway project after National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) opened technical bids today.
This new expressway in Telangana will be developed in 2 parts under the government’s Bharatmala Pariyojana Phase-I program at an estimated cost of Rs. 17,000 crore. Telangana Government plans to bear 50% of its land acquisition cost and allocated Rs. 750 crore towards it in its 2021-2022 budget.
NHAI invited tenders for this consultancy work in April and expects the selected consultant to prepare a DPR within 300 days of appointment.
- Aarvee Associates Architects Engineers and Consultants
- Aicons Engineering
- Casta Engineers
- CE Testing Company
- Consulting Engineers Group (CEG)
- Global Infra Solutions
- Indian Technocrat
- Infrastructure Development Corporation (Karnataka)
- K and J Projects
- Lion Engineering Consultants
- LN Malviya Infra Projects
- Monarch Surveyors and Engineering Consultants
- MSV International
- Real Strength Infrastructure
- Redecon (India)
- SMEC International
- STUP Consultants
- Thoughts Consultants Jaipur
- TPF Engineering
Brief Scope: Proposals are hereby invited from eligible Consultants for preparation of Detailed Project Report of consultancy services for preparation of DPR for development of Northern portion of Hyderabad Regional Ring Road Expressway under Bharatmala Pariyojana Phase-I in the State of Telangana.
The following route map is indicative and dated. The expressway’s alignment will be roughly 30 km away from the operational 158 km Outer Ring Road (ORR).
I don’t have a horse in this race (or others), but I’m only familiar with a third of the bidders. Anyhow, the bids have now been sent for technical evaluation which can take a couple months to complete. When that is done, the financial bids of the technically qualified bidders will be opened to reveal who’s the lowest bidder and most likely consultant.
As shared earlier, this greenfield expressway will be access-controlled with 4 lanes to begin with, but we’ll have to wait and see what the DPR recommends.
Northern half with a length of approx. 164 km is estimated to cost Rs. 9,500-crore and will connect Sangareddy, Narsapur, Toopran, Gajwel, Yadadri, Pragnapur, Bhongir and Choutuppal.
Southern half with a length of approx. 182 km is estimated to cost Rs. 6,480-crore and will connect Choutuppal, Ibrahimpatnam, Kandukur, Amangal, Chevella, Shankarpally and Sangareddy.
The Telangana government’s Socio-Economic Outlook for 2021, released in March 2021, states the expressway “will provide the much needed road link for farmers to sell their produce, and help small, micro and medium enterprises to set up cold chains, agro-processing units, IT parks, and new townships.“
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