Adani Enterprises and IRB Infrastructure Developers on Wednesday emerged as the preferred bidders 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.
Ganga Expressway’s Phase 1 has been divided up into 4 groups for development with each group comprising of 3 civil packages. The concession period is 30 years and land acquisition progress currently stands at 94% completion.
Detailed information on each group with maps for each can be viewed here.
- Group 1: IRB Infrastructure Developers (Meerut – Amroha districts, 129.700 km)
- Group 2: Adani Enterprises (Budaun – Hardoi districts, 151.700 km)
- Group 3: Adani Enterprises (Hardoi – Unnao districts, 155.700 km)
- Group 4: Adani Enterprises (Unnao – Prayagraj districts, 156.947 km)
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 last week reveal they received a total of 12 bids – one for each group – from Adani, Ashoka Buildcon and IRB.
Financial Bid (Grant) Values by Group (Rs. Crore)
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 in November. On the eastern-end, the expressway will end at Prayagraj Bypass.
A better map showing a list of all planned interchanges, air strips, bridges and flyovers can be viewed here (hat-tip to follower Kanishka). Detailed information on each group with maps for each can be viewed here.