3 Bidders for Ganga Expressway’s Construction Work

Adani Enterprises, Ashoka Buildcon and IRB Infrastructure Developers are the 3 firms that have bid for developing the 594 km Ganga Expressway connecting Meerut and Prayagraj on the public-private partnership (PPP) mode under Design, Built, Finance, Operate and Transfer (DBFOT) basis.

This six lane access-controlled expressway by Uttar Pradesh Expressways Industrial Development Authority (UPEIDA) will have a 120m ROW (right of way) and is designed to be expandable to 8 lanes in the future. More design details can be viewed here.

On the Meerut-end, the expressway will be connected to the Delhi – Meerut Expressway’s upcoming Phase 5. That phase envisions the construction of a 14.60 km Zainuddinpur to Jahidpur connector and APS Hydro emerged as its lowest bidder earlier this month. On the eastern-end, the expressway will end at Prayagraj Bypass.

Ganga Expressway’s alignment – via UPEIDA

A better map showing a list of all planned interchanges, air strips, bridges and flyovers can be viewed here (hat-tip to follower Kanishka)

Ganga Expressway’s Phase 1 has been divided up into 4 sections for development with each section comprising of 3 civil packages. In Phase 2, the expressway will be extended by 110 km to Tigri on the Uttar Pradesh / Uttrakhand Border and by 314 km to Ballia near Varanasi. A Detailed Project Report (DPR) has not been finalized.

UPEIDA invited RFQ applications in March 2021 with a 3 year deadline. The rudimentary route maps displayed below are straight from the tender document and give a rough idea about the expressway’s alignment.

Technical bids were opened by UPEIDA to reveal they received a total of 12 bids – one for each group – from Adani, Ashoka and IRB.

Group 1

  • Length: 129.700 km
  • Estimated Project Cost: 5039.85

Scope: Development of “Ganga Expressway” (Group-1) an access-controlled Six Lane (Expandable to Eight Lane) Greenfield Expressway from Meerut to Prayagraj from Km. 7+900 to Km. 137+600 (total design length – 129.700 Km) in the State of Uttar Pradesh on DBFOT (Toll) basis

Group 1 includes civil Package 1-3:

Package 1: Village Bijoli (District Meerut) to Village Chandner (District Hapur)49.000 km
Package 2: Village Chandner (District Hapur) to Village Mirzapur Dugar (District Amroha)30.000 km
Package 3: Mirzapur Dugar (District Amroha) to Village Nagla Barah/Jarenda (District Budaun)50.700 km
Group 1’s route via UPEIDA’s tender docs

Group 2

  • Length: 151.700 km
  • Estimated Project Cost: Rs. 5647.71 crore

Scope: Development of “Ganga Expressway” (Group-II) an Access-Controlled Six Lane (Expandable to Eight Lane) Greenfield Expressway from Meerut to Prayagraj from Km. 137+600 to Km. 289+300 (total design length-151.700 Km) in the State of Uttar Pradesh on DBFOT (Toll) basis

Group 2 includes civil packages 4-6:

Package 4: Village Nagla Barah/Jarenda (District Budaun) to Village Binawar (District Budaun)52.100 km
Package 5: Binawar (District Budaun) to Girdharpur (District Shahjahanpur)46.700 km
Package 6: Village Girdharpur (District Shahjahanpur) to Village-Ubariya Khurd (District Hardoi)52.900 km
Group 2’s route via UPEIDA’s tender docs

Group 3

  • Length: 155.700 km
  • Estimated Project Cost: 5810.99 km

Scope: Development of “Ganga Expressway” (Group-III) an Access-Controlled Six Lane (Expandable to Eight Lane) Greenfield Expressway from Meerut to Prayagraj from Km. 289+300 to Km. 445+000 (total design length-155.700 Km) in the State of Uttar Pradesh on DBFOT (Toll) basis

Group 3 includes civil packages 7-8

Package 7: Village Ubariya Khurd (District Hardoi) to Village-Iksai (District Hardoi)52.400 km
Package 8: Village Iksai (District Hardoi) to Village Raiyamau (District Unnao)50.200 km
Package 9: Village Raiyamau (District Unnao) to Village Sarso (District Unnao)53.100 km
Group 3’s route via UPEIDA’s tender docs

Group 4

  • Length: 156.947 km
  • Estimated Project Cost: Rs. 5626.46 crore

Scope: Development of “Ganga Expressway” (Group-IV) an Access-Controlled Six Lane (Expandable to Eight Lane) Greenfield Expressway from Meerut to Prayagraj from Km. 445+000 to Km. 601+847 (total design length 156.847 Km) in the State of Uttar Pradesh on DBFOT (Toll) basis

Group 4 includes civil packages 10-12:

Package 10: Village Sarso (District Unnao) to Village Terukha (District Raebareli)51.800 km
Package 11: Village Terukha (District Raebareli) to Village Naudhiya (District Pratapgarh)52.000 km
Package 12: Village Naudhiya (District Pratapgarh) to Village-Judapur Dando (District Prayagraj)53.047 km
Group 4’s route via UPEIDA’s tender docs

All other under construction expressways in Uttar Pradesh are currently being developed on the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) mode. This includes:

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39 Responses to "3 Bidders for Ganga Expressway’s Construction Work"

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  3. Aditya says:

    Feels strange that only 3 bidders applied, that too major names missing.

    • SP Mishra says:

      Since this is epc mode value more than 6000cr and maintence period upto 35 yrs so most bidders were not intersted i think so much about highways are being built in india so major contractors are busy and due to corona effects and economics at large big ticket projects find difficult to bid directly and do the job. SPMISHRA retired construction consultancy services provider to govt tender and manage the tenders for various purposes in highways bridge design and stp wtp etp stp plant enviormental projects new technologies energy efficient building upto eight storey readymade building pre designed from us for pmawas yojana housing scheme for Uttar Pradesh bidding done by me in agro technology energy efficient factories sez we are designing and contract consultant msme registered womens prop ship company in delhi ncr govt works hospitals university for teaching as asstt.professional services provider to various purposes like food parks and sez nellore Andhra Pradesh and sez molex plant as pmc and contracts consultants job done by my company madhu india international laision and contract consultant pmc msme womens enterprises is interested to jv partnership fee basis for above mentioned post

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    Hi sir,
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  5. Sudu says:

    So when will construction start on Ganga Expressway ?

    as majority of land has been acquired

  6. Gaurav rai says:

    any update about tender winning companies….is OSE winning any package…

  7. pradeep says:

    Ty for your valuable information’s and updates.
    where do you see the who bids and who won the bid, is there any official govt website which regularly posts these updates.
    Would like to know 🙂

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