Atlas Constructions Pvt. Ltd. on this Thursday was awarded a Rs. 2,150 crore contract for Package 26 of the 1350 km Delhi – Mumbai Expressway (DME) project per the latest status report published by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI).
This 8 lane greenfield access-controlled section in eastern Gujarat’s Dahod District is the final package of the 844 km Sohna – Vadodara section’s 31 packages to be tendered out. Its 32.835 km alignment connects Chhayan village on the Madhya Pradesh-Gujarat border with Hathiyavan village.
NHAI had invited tenders for its construction back in June 2020 with a 2 year deadline. Technical bids were opened in July to reveal 18 bidders.
If someone has bid results or a copy of the LOA, then connect with me here and I can add them into the post.
Brief Scope: Construction of 8 Lane AC expressway starting from MP-Gujarat Border near Chhayan village and ending after Bridge Over Hadaf River near Hathiyavan village (Ch.696.920 to 729.755) section of Delhi-Vadodara GA(NH-148N) on EPC Mode under BMP in Gujarat
The entire Delhi – Mumbai expressway has been divided into 4 sections with a total of 52 tenders / packages – see a list and their status here.
With this development, all 31 packages on the 844 km Sohna – Vadodara section have finally been awarded.
While sections of it may open in 2022, the tendering delays encountered for this package and others on the 354 km Vadodara – Virar section and 92 km JNPT Spur makes me believe the entire project will be ready no sooner than 2025.