13 construction firms have submitted bids to construct Package 1 of the 75.4 km Ludhiana – Bathinda Expressway (NH-754AD), after the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) opened technical bids today.
This 6 lane greenfield access-controlled project in Punjab with 2 packages is part of the Ludhiana – Ajmer Economic Corridor (EC-8). Its route will connect Ballowal village on the upcoming Delhi – Amritsar Expressway (NE–5) with Rampura Phul on the upcoming Amritsar – Bhatinda Expressway (NH754AD).
Package 1 is 30.30 km long and lies on the project’s southern-end. NHAI invited tenders for its construction in January 2021 with a 2 year deadline.
- Agroh Infrastructure Developers
- CDS Infra Projects
- Ceigall India
- Chetak Enterprises
- GR Infraprojects
- HG Infra Engineering
- Krishna Constructions
- Megha Engineering and Infrastructures
- PNC Infratech
- Prakash Asphalt and Toll Highways
- Ram Kumar Contractor
- Ravi Infrabuild Projects
- VRC Constructions (I)
Tender: Phase_I/Ludhiana_Bathinda /LA/EC//PKG_I
Brief Scope: Development of 6_lane access controlled Ludhiana Bathinda Greenfield highway section of NH754AD from junction with Amritsar Bathinda Greenfield Road (NH754A) near village Tallewal as a part of Ludhiana Ajmer Economic Corridor in Punjab on HAM PKG_I
The following map from the government’s bhoomirashi site shows the expressway’s alignment in red color. A detailed alignment can be viewed here.
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 2 packages has been designed with a 60m ROW (right of way) at an estimated cost of Rs. 1716.17 crore. More design details and a list of its packages can be viewed here. Technical bids for Package 2 are currently planned to be opened on July 16.