March 30, 2022 Update: NHAI has issued contract LOA to GR Infraprojects.
March 28, 2022 Original Post: GR Infraprojects Ltd. today emerged as the lowest bidder to construct and operate the 67 km Bandikui – Jaipur spur of the 1350 km Delhi – Mumbai Expressway (DME) project.
This 6 lane access-controlled spur’s Detailed Project Report (DPR) was prepared by SA Infrastructure Consultants. Its alignment lies entirely within Rajasthan and will have a 60m right of way (ROW).
The project’s pre-feasibility report can be viewed here, and NHAI’s stated main objective for its development is to reduce the travel time from Delhi-NCR to Jaipur.
National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) invited tenders for its contract in December 2021 with a 1313.82 crore estimate and 910 day (2.5 year) deadline. Technical bids were opened on March 8 to reveal 13 bidders.
Financial Bid Values (Lowest 5):
|Firm||Bid (Rs. crore)|
|Megha Engineering and Infrastructures||1556|
Brief Scope: Construction of 6 Lane Greenfield spur from Delhi Vadodara Greenfield expressway near Bandikui to Jaipur in Bharatmala Pariyojana Phase-I on HAM in Rajasthan
GR’s bid of Rs. 1368 crore was just slightly higher than NHAI’s estimate, but well within their permissible limit, so a contract should be awarded in the coming weeks.
Their announcement to the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) – view letter – indicates the project will be built in a 4 lane configuration.
As shared earlier, the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway project has a few other spurs in the works:
- 92 km JNPT spur in Maharashtra. Status: 4/5 tenders have been awarded.
- 30 km connectivity to Noida’s Jewar International Airport from DND-Faridabad-Ballabhagh Bypass Spur. Status: Current technical bid opening date is April 13.
- 130 km Ujjain Spur connecting Garoth – Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh. Status: 3 civil contracts awarded.
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