17 construction firms have submitted a total of 32 bids to construct packages 2 & 3 of the Solapur – Kurnool – Chennai Economic Corridor (NH-150C), which forms the southern section of what’s known as Surat – Chennai Expressway.
This new 1271 km six-lane access-controlled highway by National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) will have a mix of greenfield and brownfield-upgraded sections with an alignment passing by Nasik, Ahmednagar, Solapur, Kalaburgi, Kurnool, Kadappa & Tirupati to link Gujarat, Maharashtra, Telangana and Tamil Nadu.
71 km Package 2 will connect Maharashtra-Karnataka’s border at Badadal to Maradgi S. Andola in Karnataka, while 65.5 km Package 3 will connect Maradgi S. Andola to Baswantpur.
NHAI invited tenders for their construction by hybrid annuity model (HAM) in December 2021 with a 2.5 year deadline and 1769.02 crore and Rs. 1606.85 crore estimates.
- APCO Infratech Pvt Ltd.
- Ashoka Buildcon Ltd.
- Dilip Buildcon Ltd.
- Dineshchandra R Agrawal Infracon Pvt. Ltd.
- DP Jain and Company Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd.
- G R Infraprojects Ltd.
- HG Infra Engineering Ltd.
- KNR Constructions Ltd.
- Megha Engineering and Infrastructures Ltd.
- Montecarlo Ltd.
- NCC Ltd.
- Oriental Structural Engineers Pvt. Ltd.
- Patel Infrastructure Ltd.
- PNC Infratech Ltd.
- Raj Path Infracon Pvt. Ltd. (Package 3 only)
- Ramalingam Construction Company Pvt. Ltd. (Package 3 only)
- Shankarnarayana Constructions Pvt. Ltd.
Package 2’s Brief Scope: Construction of 6 Lane with Access Controlled Greenfield Highway from km 26.000 to km 97.000 MH or KN Border (Badadal) to Maradgi S Andola section of NH150C (Pkg-2 of Akkalkot to KN or TS Border section) on HAM under Bharatmala Pariyojna
Package 3’s Brief Scope: Development of 6 lane Access Controlled Greenfield Highway from km. 97.000 to km 162.500 Maradgi S Andola to Baswantpur section of NH150C (Pkg-3 of Akkalkot KNT or TS Border) under Bharatmala Pariyojna on HAM
The bids have now been sent for technical bid evaluation which can take a couple months to complete. When that is done, the financial bids of the technically qualified bidders will be opened to reveal who’s the lowest bidder and most likely contractor for each package.
Bids for 40.6 km Package 4 were supposed to also be opened today, but will now be opened next Friday, unless it’s rescheduled again. The scope of that runs from Baswantpur (Km 162.500) to Singnodi (Km 203.100).
I’ve created 3 new information pages for this project – check them out:
- 1271 km Surat – Chennai Expressway
- 564 km Surat – Solapur Economic Corridor
- 707 km Solapur – Chennai Economic Corridor
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