GRIL & Krishna Win Amritsar-Bathinda Expressway’s Construction

GR Infraprojects and Krishna Constructions on Wednesday emerged as the lowest bidders for the 154.8 km Amritsar – Bathinda Expressway’s construction contract after National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) opened financial bids.

This 6 lane access-controlled highway (NH-754A) forms the northern part of the 1256 km Amritsar – Jamnagar Economic Corridor (NH-754 / EC-3). It was earlier planned as a 196 km brownfield upgrade of NH-54, but changed to a greenfield alignment in 2020.

NHAI invited bids for its 3 packages back in January 2021 – each with a 2 year construction deadline. Technical bids were opened in June to reveal 13 bidders had submitted a total of 34 bids.

Package 1

Scope: Development of 6-lane Amritsar-Bathinda greenfield section of NH-754A from village Tiba on NE-5A to junction with Moga Jalandhar Road (NH-703) near Dharmkot (from km 0+000 to 39+000) as a part of Amritsar-Jamnagar Economic Corridor in the state of Punjab on Hybrid Annuity Mode under Bharatmala Pariyojana Phase-I (Package-1)

  • Length: 39 km
  • NHAI’s Estimate: Rs. 772.50 crore

Financial Bid Values of Lowest 5 Technically-Qualified Bidders:

FirmBid (Rs. Crore)
GR Infraprojects878.60
Chetak Enteprises892.44
Krishna Constructions916.56
Megha Engineering and Infra965.38
HG Infra992.41

Package 2

Scope: Development of 6-land Amritsar-Bathinda greenfield section of NH-754A from Junction with Moga Jalaandhar Road (NH-703) near Dharmkot to Junction withBhata Bhai Ka-Bhadaur Road near Dyalpura Bhai Ka (from 39+000 to km 93+000) as a part of Amritsar-Jamnagar Economic Corridor in the state of Punjab on Hybriad Annuity Mode under Bharatmala Pariyojana Phase-I (Package-2)

  • Length: 54 km
  • Estimate: Rs. 1075.59 crore

Financial Bid Values of Lowest 5 Technically-Qualified Bidders:

FirmBid (Rs. Crore)
Krishna Constructions1176.66
GR Infraprojects1187.79
Gawar Constructions1189.84
Chetak Enterprises1221.31
Megha Engineering and Infra1247.44

Package 3

Scope: Development of 6-land Amritsar-Bathinda greenfield section of NH-754A from junction with Bhagta Bhai K-Bhadaur Road near Dyalpura Bhai Ka to Junction with Mandi Dabwali Bathinda Road on Nh-54 near Sangat Kalan (from km 93+000 to 154+866) as a part of Amritsar-Jamnagar Economic Corridor in the state of Punjab on Hybriad Annuity Mode under Bharatmala Pariyojana Phase-I (Package-3)

  • Length: 61.866 Km
  • Estimate: Rs. 1188.95 crore

Financial Bid Values of Lowest 5 Technically-Qualified Bidders:

FirmBid (Rs. Crore)
Krishna Constructions1289.78
GR Infraprojects1324.27
Chetak Enterprises1348.79
Gawar Constructions1364.65
Megha Engineering and Infra1376.87

Amritsar – Bathinda greenfield expressway’s alignment is shown in dark blue (view large) below. Its northern terminal will be at Tiba village on the Amritsar-Nakodar spur of the Delhi-Amritsar Expressway

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GRIL and Krishna’s lowest bids were 13.72%, 9.39% and 8.48% respectively higher than NHAI’s budgeted estimate, which I believe is within NHAI’s acceptable limits. Following possible negotiations, contracts can be expected to be awarded in the coming weeks with ground work starting as soon as October.

North of Bathinda, an interchange will be built near Rampura Phul to connect with the upcoming 75.5 km Ludhiana – Bathinda Expressway (NH-754AD) shown in red color above. Technical bids for that project’s Package 1 were opened in early July to reveal 13 bidders, while technical bids for Package 2 are currently planned to be opened on August 3. Stayed tuned…

For more updates, check out the Expressways section or my Home Page!

– TMRG

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7 Responses to "GRIL & Krishna Win Amritsar-Bathinda Expressway’s Construction"

  1. Mahim says:

    Too many expressways coming up in India (which is great!)
    Can you please have a map of India with the expressway routes (like you have for metros)? Thanks!

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  2. P.C.YADAV says:

    Hame piling work ki requirement hain TMR machine n hydraulic rig k liye pls send company’s contact number n mail

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