DBL wins Surat – Chennai Expressway’s Package 3 in Karnataka

Dilip Buildcon Ltd (DBL) on Tuesday emerged as the lowest bidder to construct 65.5 km Package 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.

65.5 km Package 3 will connect Maradgi S. Andola to Baswantpur. NHAI invited tenders for its construction by hybrid annuity model (HAM) in December 2021 with a 2.5 year deadline and Rs. 1606.85 crore estimate. Technical bids were opened in February to reveal 17 bidders.

Financial Bid Values (Lowest 5):

FirmBid (Rs. crore)
Dilip Buildcon1589
PNC InfratechUnconfirmed
Shankarnarayana Constructions 1641.23
Patel Infrastructure1624.87
DP Jain1697

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

Representational Only: the economic corridor will link Surat’s proposed Ring Road and Chennai Peripheral Ring Road

DBL’s bid of Rs. 1589 crore was well below NHAI’s Rs. 1606.85 crore estimate, so a contract should be awarded in the coming weeks.

With this development, the likely contractors for 3 of 4 packages of the Akkalkot, MH to Karnataka/Telangana Border section are now known: PNC Infratech (Package 2), Dilip Buildcon (Package 3) and Aashoka Buildcon (Package 4).

A list of this economic corridor’s packages, scope and their status can be viewed here.

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14 Responses to "DBL wins Surat – Chennai Expressway’s Package 3 in Karnataka"

  1. VIKAS says:

    Awesome. Metro rail guy is the best project information website for all the expressway information.

    You should give information state wise also for MORTH and NHAI projects

    • TMRG says:

      Cheers. I’m just concentrating on big-ticket tenders, especially ones which are semi/fully access controlled.

  2. Sanjay bodiwala says:

    We r retreading all sizes of O T R. TYRES


  3. Vijayant Tyagi says:

    Hey TMRG,

    Please update the Shamli Ambala Expressway
    And Delhi Dehradun Expressway Phase-3 financial bid opening details.


    • TMRG says:

      Shamli-Ambala: Technical bids are currently scheduled to open on April 26
      Saharanpur Bypass – Ganeshpur: Tech opening is on April 6

  4. Sanjaykumar Nelogi says:

    Respected Sir
    Gravel Land is Available
    At:Harwal Tq:Jewargi Dist:Kalaburgi

  5. Saiyed Ayaj Jamadar says:

    Good planning.


    Would like to know alignment of new pune -Banglore access controlled 6 lane expressway

  7. ANKIT JAIN says:

    Pls update regarding SMART CITY projects status, contracts etc

  8. Kamatam Srinivas Reddy says:

    Impressed and I wish to know about where in Telangana does surat chennai express way passes route wise and mandals and village I will be thankful if I get the information thank you🙏

  9. Dr Vishwanath Reddy says:

    I am very happy to see Roads are in over area that to international standards in Hyderabad Karnataka Region via near to Gugal

  10. satyam says:

    this is the pqc concrete and asphalt road projects??


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