IRCON Wins Delhi Mumbai Expressway JNPT Spur’s Package 17

December 24 Update: IRCON International has received contract LOA from NHAI.

December 18 Original Post: IRCON International on Friday emerged as the lowest bidder for the construction contract of Package 17 (Bhoj – Morbe) 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 skirting around Mumbai. Its construction has been divided into 5 packages: 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18.

9.983 km Package 17 includes a 4.39 km tunnel through the 214.73 sq km Matheran Eco-Sensitive Zone. NHAI invited tenders for its construction in May with a Rs. 1453.52 crore estimate and 2.5 year deadline. Technical bids were opened in November to reveal 18 bidders.

Financial Bid Values (lowest 5)

FirmBid (Rs. Crore)
DP Jain & Co.1429.11
Ceigall India1450.27
Shankarnarayana Construction1450.62
PNC Infra1484.90

Brief Scope: Construction of Eight Lane Access Controlled Expressway from Km 69.800 to Km 79.783 (Bhoj to Morbe Section-SPUR of Vadodara Mumbai Expressway) in the state of Maharashtra on Hybrid Annuity Mode under Bharatmala Pariyojana (Phase II-Pkg XVII)

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.

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

IRCON’s bid was 10.09% lower than NHAI’s estimate, so barring any extraneous issues they should go on to be awarded its construction contract in the coming months.

With this development, the likely contractors for 4 packages of the JNPT Spur are now known. Full fledged construction should start for all by Q2 2022.

Package (length) & SectionContractor / Status
Package 14 (17 km) – Km 3.000 to Km 20.200IRCON is lowest bidder
Package 15 (23 km) – Km 20.200 to Km 43.000Agroh is lowest bidder
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 79.780IRCON is lowest bidder (this post!)
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!


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6 Responses to "IRCON Wins Delhi Mumbai Expressway JNPT Spur’s Package 17"

  1. Yash Keskar says:

    What seems to be holding up the construction in the Kim-Mumbai section of the Vadodara Mumbai portion of the expressway? No clear details regarding the status of land acquisition are available. Please throw some light if you have some idea. Thanks, keep up the good work!

    • TMRG says:

      Hi, I’m not entirely sure but I believe it’s related to achieving financial closure. Delhi-Vadodara is on EPC while Vadodata-Mumbai is on HAM. Winning contractors here likely have not raised requisite funds from financial institutes / banks.

    • Jaideep says:

      From kim to gandeva i.e package 6 &7 work has started o live in village which falls in package 7 IRB has started bridges
      Work on purna river

  2. Shambhu Prasad Mishra says:

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