March 15, 2022 Update: MEIL’s financial bid has been opened. Value is unknown.
March 5, 2022 Original Post: Megha Engineering and Infrastructures Ltd. is the only bidder for constructing 47 km Package 3 of the 230 km Amas – Darbhanga Expressway (NH-119D) after National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) opened technical bids on Friday.
This 4 lane access-controlled highway will be the first expressway in Bihar state. It will run in north-south orientation to link the outskirts of Aurangabad – Gaya – Patna – Darbhanga, and use portions of the under construction Patna Outer Ring Road and 9.75 km Kachchi Dargah – Bidupur Bridge projects.
Package 3 lies north of Patna and will connect village Kalyanpur (Km 0.000) to village Balbhadarpur (Km. 47.000). NHAI invited tenders its construction in January 2022 with a 2 year deadline and Rs. 1109 crore estimate.
Brief Scope: Construction of Four Lane Access Controlled Greenfield National Highway (NH-119D) under Bharatmala Pariyojana from village Kalyanpur (Design Ch. 0.000) to village Balbhadarpur (Design Ch. 47.000) (Amas-Darbhanga Package-III) in Bihar on HAM
Whether NHAI is satisfied or not with receiving just 1 bid remains to be seen. If they aren’t, then this will head to a retender. If they are, then Megha’s technical bid will be evaluated for the next steps in the tendering process.
In the future, this expressway will be extended from Darbhanga to Jaynagar on the India-Nepal border. Design details and a list of all civil packages & their status can be viewed here.
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