IRCON & Agroh Win Delhi Mumbai Expressway JNPT Spur’s Work

November 30 Update: IRCON International and Agroh Infrastructre & Developer have received contract LOA from NHAI.

November 29 Original Post: IRCON International and Agroh Infrastructure Developers on Friday emerged as the lowest bidders for packages 14 and 15 (Shirsad – Akoli – Amne) of the 1350 km Delhi – Mumbai Expressway (DME) project‘s JNPT Spur.

The 92 km JNPT Spur in Maharashtra will connect Virar with Jawaharlal Nehru Port via an 8 lane greenfield access-controlled road, divided into 5 packages, skirting around Mumbai. 

NHAI had invited tenders for Package 14 and 15’s construction in January with a 2 year deadline. Technical bids were opened in July to reveal 12 and 17 bidders respectively.

Package 14 – Shirsad to Akloli

Brief Scope: Construction of Eight lane access controlled Expressway from Km 3.000-Km 20.200 (Shirsad to Akloli Section-SPUR of Vadodara Mumbai Expressway) in the State of Maharashtra on Hybrid Annuity mode under Bharatmala Pariyojana (Phase II-Package XIV)

  • Length: 17.2 km
  • NHAI’s Estimate: Rs. 998.74 crore

Financial Bid Values (lowest 5)

FirmBid (Rs. Crore)
IRCON1069.40
HG Infra1118.50
GR Infra1131.12
DRA Infracon1286.77
PNC Infra1292.71

Package 15 – Akloli to Amne

Brief Scope: Construction of Eight lane access controlled Expressway from Km 20.200-Km 43.000 (Akloli to Amne Section-SPUR of Vadodara Mumbai Expressway) in the State of Maharashtra on Hybrid Annuity mode under Bharatmala Pariyojana (Phase II-Package XV

  • Length: 22.8 km
  • NHAI’s Estimate: Rs. 902.86 crore

Financial Bid Values (lowest 5)

FirmBid (Rs. Crore)
Agroh944.47
HG Infra1001.97
GR Infra1054.35
DRA Infracon1081.54
JM Mhatre1094.39
Delhi – Mumbai Expressway’s route through Maharashtra (view NHAI’s full map here)

The project’s feasibility report has a detailed description of its route with a list of interchanges, major and minor river bridges, including a 4.39 km tunnel through Matheran Eco-Sensitive Zone – a part of Package 17.

Alignment of JNPT Spur (in blue) and Virar-Alibag Corridor (in red) via the government’s environment clearance website

IRCON and Agroh’s bids were negligibly higher (7.07% and 4.60%) than NHAI’s estimates, so these may be awarded without any negotiations.

With this development, the likely contractors for another 2 packages in addition to Package 16 of the JNPT Spur are now known. Basic ground preparation work on Package 16 is expected to start before the year ends.

Package (length) & SectionContractor / Status
Package 14 (17 km) – Km 3.000 to Km 20.200IRCON is lowest bidder (this post!)
Package 15 (23 km) – Km 20.200 to Km 43.000Agroh is lowest bidder (this post!)
Package 16 (27 km) – Km 43.000 to Km 69.700Awarded to Shivalaya Construction in Oct
Package 17 (10 km) – Km 69.700 to Km 79.78018 Bids Received
Package 18 (15 km) – Km 79.780 to Km 94.290DPR in Progress.
Tender Notice Pending

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.

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

– TMRG

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Global traveler who prefers mass rapid transit

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