13 construction firms have submitted bid to construct 40.6 km Package 4 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 partially 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.
Karnataka section’s Package 4 will connect Baswantpur and Singnodi on the border with Telangana. NHAI invited tenders for its construction by hybrid annuity model (HAM) in December 2021 with a 2.5 year deadline and Rs. 1169.22 crore estimate.
- Ashoka Buildcon Ltd.
- Bansal Construction Works Pvt. Ltd.
- Dilip Buildcon Ltd.
- GR Infraprojects Ltd.
- HG Infra Engineering Ltd.
- KNR Constructions Ltd.
- Megha Engineering and Infrastructures Ltd.
- Montecarlo Ltd.
- NCC Ltd.
- Oriental Structural Engineers Pvt. Ltd.
- PNC Infratech Ltd.
- Raj Path Infracon Pvt. Ltd.
- Shankarnarayana Constructions Pvt. Ltd.
Package 4’s Brief Scope: Development of 6 lane Access Controlled Greenfield Highway from Km 162.500 to Km 203.100 Baswantpur to Singnodi section of NH 150C (Pkg 4 of Akkalkot KNT or TS Border) on HAM under Bharatmala Pariyojna
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.
A tender notice for Package 1 is still pending for the Akkalkot, Maharashtra to MH/KA Border at Badadal section. Last month, NHAI received 32 bids from 17 firms for 136.5 km packages 2 & 3 connecting Badadal – Maradgi S. Andola – Baswantpur (see details here).
In case you missed it, I created 3 new information pages for this project with a list of all tenders and their status – check them out:
- 1271 km Surat – Chennai Expressway
- 564 km Surat – Solapur Economic Corridor
- 707 km Solapur – Chennai Economic Corridor
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