4 construction firms have submitted bids to construct the 25.24 km Southern Ludhiana Bypass (Ring Road) in Punjab after National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) opened technical bids on Wednesday.
This 6 lane greenfield & access-controlled section of Ludhiana Ring Road will connect the 650 km under construction Delhi – Katra Expressway near Ballowal with the existing NH-44 (old NH-1) highway at Rajgarh.
NHAI considers this project to be a part of the Ludhiana – Ajmer Economic Corridor. They invited tenders for its construction in December 2021 with a 2 year deadline and Rs. 601.68 crore estimate.
- Ceigall India Ltd.
- GR Infraprojects Ltd. (GRIL)
- Megha Engineering and Infrastructures Ltd. (MEIL)
- Varindera Constructions Ltd.
Brief Scope: Construction of 6-lane GF Southern Ludhiana Byp from intersect. with NH-44near Village Rajgarh to intersect. with Delhi Katra Expressway (NE-5) near Village Ballowal km 00.000 – km25.240 as part of Ludhiana-Ajmer EC on HAM under BMP Phase-I in Punjab
The following map from the government’s bhoomirashi site shows the bypass’ alignment in blue color.
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.
In addition to the Delhi – Katra Expressway, Ludhiana’s ring road will connect to the 75.4 km Ludhiana – Bathinda Expressway (NH-754AD) and 91 km Ludhiana – Rupnagar Expressway (NH-205K) for which civil contracts have been awarded.
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