12 construction firms have submitted bids to construct Package 1 of the 91 km Ludhiana – Rupnagar Expressway (NH-205K), after the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) opened technical bids today.
This 6 lane greenfield access-controlled project in Punjab with 3 packages will connect Manewal village on the Delhi – Katra Expressway (NE-5) with Bheora village near Rupnagar (Ropar). It will also feature an additional 25 km spur to Kharar, just east of Chandigarh and Mohali.
Package 1 is 37.7 km long and lies on the project’s western-end. NHAI invited tenders for its construction in mid-January 2021 with a Rs. 1043.10 crore estimate and 2 year deadline.
- Adani Road Transport
- Agroh Infrastructure Developers
- Ceigall India
- Chetak Enterprises
- Gawar Construction
- GR Infraprojects
- HG Infra Engineering
- IRCON International
- Megha Engineering & Infrastructures
- PNC Infratech
- Shalimar Corp
- VRC Constructions
Brief Scope: Construction of Four/Six lane Greenfield Ludhiana – Rupnagar National Highway no. NH-205K from junction with NE-5 village near to Manewal (Ludhiana) to junction with NH-205 near Bheora Village (Rupnagar) including spur to Kharar with Ludhiana bypass under Bharatmala Pariyojana in the State of Punjab on Hybrid Annuity Mode, Package-1 (Section from Design Ch. 0.000 To Design Ch. 37.700, total length 37.700 km)
The following map is from the government’s environment clearance site. The main expressway’s alignment is shown in red color while the spur is shown in aqua.
The bids have now been sent for technical bid 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 contractor.
This expressway with 3 packages has been designed with a 60m ROW (right of way) at an estimated cost of Rs. 2792 crore. More design details and a list of its packages can be viewed here. Technical bids for packages 2 and 3 are currently planned to be opened on July 14 and July 9 respectively.